We have all been taught from a young age to use good manners, whether we were in a restaurant or sitting in a classroom. Good manners should always be practiced, no if’s, and’s, or but’s. That rule stands true for interviews as well! Here are 2 interview etiquette reminders!
Dress to impress! Dress professionally and appropriately, even if it is a virtual interview. If your interviewer showed up in a t-shirt and sweatpants, what would your initial thought be? They aren’t taking this interview seriously, or they do not care enough about the interview to put forth effort to look presentable. Now if that is how you, the interviewee feels, imagine what the interviewer is thinking when a candidate shows up not looking put together, it is not a good first impression, is it?
Communication, communication, communication! One of the biggest frustrations for an interviewer is when their interviewee does not show up to the interview. In todays world of technology, it is easier than ever to communicate with each other via phone, email, or text. Unfortunately, we still run into the problem of people not communicating with us. If you are unable to make your interview time, or need to reschedule call the office or if you are unable to call the office email your interviewer and let them know. We understand that life happens and unexpected situations can pop-up suddenly, we are happy to reschedule your interview to a time that works best for you. If your interviewer does not hear from you, it leaves them thinking that you just did not care enough about the interview to show up or call to say you are no longer interested. If you have found another job opportunity and are no longer interested in interviewing you should reach out to your interviewer and thank them for the opportunity and let them know you have accepted another offer/are no longer available. We will wish you luck on your new endeavor and thank you for taking the time to let us know you will not be available to interview.