Interview Tips – Dress & manner are essential

The importance of a professional appearance and strong presentation and communication skills cannot be overstated. These are your personal marketing tools and what appeals to the interviewer’s emotional senses.


  • Always dress professionally, even if the interviewer or recruiter suggests it is OK to dress casually. Wear up-to-date business attire in neutral colors and be conservative in your use of fragrance, cosmetics and jewelry.
  • Shake hands firmly and address the interviewer by their first name throughout the interview.
  • Practice your posture and delivery until you have developed a comfortable style. Generally speaking, posture should be straight and slightly forward, hands in front and lightly on the desk, direct eye contact with keen interest.
  • Remember to smile throughout the interview. Rapport and likeability are half the battle.