Make good eye contact with the interviewer(s).
Show enthusiasm about the position and the company.
Avoid smoking, even if the interviewer does and offers me a cigarette. I’ll avoid smoking beforehand so I don’t smell like smoke. Whether or not I smoke, I will brush my teeth, use mouthwash, or have a breath mint before the interview.
Avoid using poor language, slang, and pause words (such as “like,” “uh,” “you know,” and “um”).
Speak with a strong, forceful voice to project confidence.
Maintain a high confidence and energy level, but avoid being overly aggressive or cocky.
Avoid acting as though I would take any job or am desperate for employment.
Avoid controversial topics.
Refrain from saying anything negative about former colleagues, supervisors, or employers.
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