BEFORE THE INTERVIEW
DO talk with your Prime-Core recruiter to prepare for the interview.
DO dress in a plain navy or dark colored business suit.
Men: White shirt and conservative tie, dark socks, and formal, well-shined shoes
Women: Light colored blouse, conservative pumps (color of suit), and Light colored stockings
DO research the company.
DO examine sales books in order to brush up on your sales techniques.
DO arrive 10-15 minutes before an interview.
DO bring a copy of your resume.
DO prepare a copy of references.
DO bring a pen and notebook to takes notes before, during and after the interview.
DO prepare questions to ask during the interview.
DO greet everyone in the office with a smile and hello.
DO fill out all applications neatly and completely.
DO greet the interviewer with a smile and by his/her surname.
DO give a firm handshake.
DO make direct eye contact.
DO psyche yourself up!
It’s O.K. if you are nervous or a little frightened. You have
nothing to lose and everything to gain.
DON’T be unprepared for the interview.
You’ll never get a second chance to make a first impression.
DURING THE INTERVIEW
DO be yourself.
People can tell when you are faking it.
DO have a positive attitude.
Life is good!
DO be confident.
You are the kind of employee this employer needs.
DO represent yourself honestly.
DO maintain direct eye contact.
DO sit up straight.
DO use FEB selling to answer employer’s questions.
DO ask questions about the position, company and the interviewer.
DON’T ask questions about salary, commission, bonuses, vacations or anything else the company can do for you.
Wait until you’ve gotten the job offer.
DON’T get too comfortable.
Remain professional and on guard.
DON’T ever say anything negative.
Be careful when talking about past and present employers.
AFTER THE INTERVIEW
DO jot down notes to help you remember the highlights of the interview (questions, your impressions, and your performance). This will help you in the future interviews and writing thank you letters.
DO call your Prime-Core recruiter to provide feedback on the interview.
DO fax, email or drop off a thank you letter with-in 24 hours.