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an employee or someone in the human resources department about appropriate interview attire.

Present yourself well

during the

interview by not fidgeting.

When dressing for success, stay away from 100 percent polyester. It’s called a miracle fabric because it’s a miracle anyone wears it. Polyester and wool or cotton blends are much more serviceable and usually look better.

Upon arriving for your interview, enter the room, smile, and make eye contact with your interviewer. Then walk until he or she asks you to sit before taking a seat. During the meeting, don’t fidget or handle things on the other person’s desk. Also, listen carefully to what you are being asked and don’t treat any question as unimportant. If a question is difficult, pause before answering. Compose yourself. At the end of the meeting, thank the interviewer cordially and follow up with a note. Bear in mind that the first interview with a company will probably be a “screening interview.” The purpose of this interview is to screen out applicants. For instance, companies want to know whether you’re willing to relocate, have sufficient language skills, and fill other requirements or prerequisites.

when shaking hands Begin with your finger tips together and your thumb up.

business etiquette

Shake hands web to web, with a firm but not crushing grip.

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