TPI Staffing Blog

Interviewing DOs and DONTs

July 10th, 2018


Interviewing is exciting for some, but can be worrisome for others. We've compiled a list of "What To Do" and "What Not To Do" during an interview to help increase your chances of getting hired. 

Candidate Interview Tips 

What to Do


Be prepared for your interview

Bring extra resume copies. Research the company you are interviewing with to stand out against your possible competitors for the role.


Make a lasting first impression

This can make or break your interview. The interviewer will study your speech, mannerisms, and personality traits. All of these are key to how well you will adapt into the work environment. Sell yourself.


Ask questions

It's okay to ask necessary questions to ensure that you fully understand the details of the role you are interviewing for. This is also an opportunity to make sure that the company is beneficial to you as well.


Candidate Interview Tips 

What Not to Do


Do not be late

Always give yourself enough time to arrive to your interview at least 15 mins early. Plan for traffic delays or not finding a parking spot. Being on time will show the interviewer that you are a punctual person.


Do not lie or exaggerate your skills and/or job history.

Most likely you were given an interview because you met the needs of the company. If you don’t know how to do the skills that are required, truthfully, the role is not right for you. Job history can be verified, don’t appear dishonest before you even reach the possibility of being hired.


Do not be negative

Be positive and ready to work. Do not dwell on your weaknesses, its okay to have them, but provide examples of how you overcame your personal obstacles.

Good luck on your next interview!