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Interviews and Business Etiquette
- Know general knowledge about the company’s history, products, services, and its clientele.
- Know the location of its headquarters, business units, and parent company.
- Analyze financial information: sales, profits, revenues and share of the market.
- Look into the organizational structure company divisions and the number of employees.
- Research the organizations culture, philosophy and management style.
- Investigate current conditions, organizational goals, and future plans.
- Know whether the company is public or private.
- Research the salary range for the position in the National Association of Colleges and Employers Salary Survey.
- Review the company’s benefit package. Remember: do not be the first one to bring up salary and benefits, especially during the first interview.
- Know the organization’s rank or status among its competitors.
- Know exactly where to go for your interview and give yourself and extra half hour of travel time to arrive at your destination.
- Bring an extra copy of your resume, a notebook to take notes and a pen.
- Dress and groom appropriately.
- Show enthusiasm and be attentive.
- Be confident, but not conceited.
- Be positive.
- Have definite goals.
- Maintain good eye contact.
- Be aware of your body language.
- Express yourself clearly and audibly.
- Try to have a sense of humor.
- Leave promptly after the interview.