Job Interview Tips

86796663 199x300 Job Interview TipsOnce you have graduated from one of Sprott-Shaw’s 180 programs, you still have to do an interview to get the job of your dreams. Here are some interview tips from our Career Centre.

DO

  • Take a practice run to the location or know exactly where it is and how long it takes to get there.
  • Research and practice for the interview.
  • Dress the part of the job, company or industry.
  • Plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early. Late arrival for a job interview is never excusable. If running, do phone the company.
  • Make a first impression once you entered the building. Yes, even with the receptionist or assistant.
  • Fill out job applications neatly, completely and accurately.
  • Bring an extra resume.
  • Greet the interviewer’s by title and last name. If not sure how to pronounce, ask the receptionist before going into the interview.
  • Shake hands firmly with the interviewer.
  • Maintain eye contact.
  • Showcase your skills and talents by providing examples.
  • Show off the research you conducted about the company or industry.
  • Turn off your phone.
  • Ask intelligent questions.
  • Try to get the business card or complete contact information of the interviewer to send thank you letters within 24 hours after the interview.

DON’T

  • Fidget or slouch.
  • Tell jokes.
  • Use poor language, slang and pause words (such as “like,” “uh,” and “um’).
  • Say anything negative about former colleagues, supervisors or employers.
  • Lie. Answer questions truthfully, frankly and succinctly.
  • Answer questions with a simple “yes” or “no.” Explain whenever possible.
  • Bring up personal or family issues.
  • Answer mobile phone calls during interview.
  • Inquire about the compensation package until after you received a job offer.

  • Tommy Le says:

     Knowledge is power! how to research for the interview
    1) understanding the operations of the company
    2) news,events and history of the company
    3) how does the company conduct it’s hiring process
    4) what are the competitor of the industry and history
    5) Top employers requires the candidate to do an aptitude test before consideration of an interview so brush up what kind of test you will be doing and practice makes perfect