- Do your homework & Plan your timetable
- Arrive in sufficient time & Come well prepared
- Dress appropriately – smart & well presented
- Make a good, confident entrance & Make eye contact
- Smile & Shake hands firmly
- Respect normal courtesies
- Behave appropriately for the situation
- Be natural, smile & nod responsively when appropriately
- Listen carefully, attentively & actively to what they are asking & saying
- Ensure you get your fair share of “air time”, at least half
- Speak clearly & loudly enough to be heard
- Be self-assured but not cocky
- Be honest & truthful
- Temper enthusiasm with dignity
- Be factual about your achievements & do not denigrate yourself
- Stay warm & friendly when under attack
- Only volunteer positive information about yourself & answer questions in a positive manner
- Tell them what sort of work you enjoy & why & the benefits this has for them, your job performance and
the people with whom you work
- Tell them about any skills you have which are not essential in terms of the job but can be desirable &
advantageous to the team or company.
- Talk about the challenges the work offers.
- Keep highlighting your relevant experiences, achievements & contributions to other organisations.
- Usually interpret their silences as a request for you to continue.