STEP FOUR: HANDLING THE INTERVIEW AND NEGOTIATING SALARY
Now you’re ready for Step Four: actually handling the interview successfully and effectively.
Remember, the purpose of an interview is to get a job offer.
Eight “do’s” for the interview
According to leading U.S. companies, there are eight key areas in interviewing success. You can fail at an interview if you mishandle just one area.
1. Do wear appropriate clothes.
You can never go wrong by wearing a suit to an interview.
2. Do be well groomed.
Don’t overlook the obvious things like having clean hair, clothes, and fingernails for the interview.
3. Do give a firm handshake.
You’ll have to shake hands twice in most interviews: first, before you sit down, and second, when you leave the interview. Limp handshakes turn most people off.