The first impression is what counts
We have only one opportunity to cause a good impression, so it´s important to do it right. You must take care of your appearance as much as you can. It is always recommended to wear an elegant suit, for both, men or women. The makeup must be natural. In both cases the shoes must match with the rest of your clothes and must be as clean as possible.
On your way to the interview, the first rule is not to be late. If by any reason you are going to be late, you have to give notice of this as soon as you can. You have to take into account that you are not the only applicant and you could be out of contest very fast.
First words and acts
Once you are alone with the interviewer, it´s the time of truth. Wait until you are invited to take a seat and show confidence. Sit upright and try to control any tic or excessive movements that show tension or anxiety (avoid looking at your watch, playing with your fingers or your hair, crossing your legs once and again, etc.). Do not chew bubble gum and never smoke, even if the interviewer offers you.
It’s important to always be very respectful but also nice and enjoyable at the same time. Look at the person right into his eyes and do not get distracted.
How to behave and respond
It is essential to show yourself attentive and confident. Smile and answer the questions as simply and naturally as possible. You don’t have to show an exaggerated kindness or too much confidence with the interviewer, try always to maintain distance.
Listen to each question with interest and attention. At the moment of answering, avoid jokes or complex explanations, you won´t win anything by trying to seem important, be simple and brief in your responses. Do not try to guess what´s the trap in each question or what the other person is waiting to hear. Don´t show a personality that´s not your own, you should always tell the truth. If you didn´t understand the question, avoid answering anything, it is better to ask for an explanation.
At the end, remember to give thanks for the opportunity and repeat your interest in the job.