DO’s Before the Interview

  • Be on time
  • Be presentable
  • Be ready with good questions
  • Have a detailed understanding of the opportunity, organization and hiring authority
  • Recognize your own strengths, weaknesses and core competency
  • Understand your own interest in the position and how you can add value to the organization.

During the Interview

  • Engage in the discussion
  • Be truthful and substantiate what you say
  • Keep good eye contact
  • Show enthusiasm and interest
  • Be an active listener and ask good follow-up questions

After the Interview

  • Thank the interviewer and express appreciation for their time
  • Ask for an indicative date or how you should proceed if you are interested in pursuing further
  • Call your consultant to provide feedback
  • Send a personalized thank-you note


  • Discuss remuneration expectation until asked
  • Be too informal
  • Be self conscious / self centered
  • Be indecisive
  • Be evasive about past failures
  • Criticize previous employers
  • Divulge trade secrets
  • Overstate your salary
  • Accept a job you cannot fulfill