Interview Do’s and Don’ts from the NYS Department of Labor

Phil Boyle

December 09, 2013


  • Give a firm handshake
  • Be polite
  • Ask relevant questions
  • Answer questions concisely
  • Use specific examples to illustrate points
  • Send a "Thank you" letter or email to the interviewer after your interview.


  • Try to control the interview
  • Bring up salary or benefits
  • Be too serious or nervous
  • Let your discouragement show
  • Look at your watch or the clock repeatedly


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