Etiquette Friday – Manners for InterviewsBy Angela Marshall, 11th Jan 2013
I continue my quest from 2012, when each Friday you join me in my campaign to change “Casual Friday” to “Etiquette Friday” and to encourage people and companies to get involved. Hopefully my messages have reminded you to make some small changes, and that people will be more considerate to others and more aware of their manners. The goal in turn will create a more pleasant and positive society.
Manners for Interviews
I have received some interesting comments from clients recently about how poor people’s manners are at interviews, from lack of punctuality, being ill prepared and, in some cases, lack of interest or consideration in the individual. Both interviewers and interviewees.
When you are interviewed or interviewing it is important to make a good impression. In the present climate there are more people looking for jobs. However a bad interviewer can make a lasting impression the same as an interviewee. Over the next few weeks I will cover both sides. It is important to have the right etiquette and showing good manners is an essential element of this.
As the interviewer, when you are meeting someone new in an interview you are not only representing yourself, but also your company. As the interviewee, you need to give a positive impression that you are polite, thoughtful and considerate to suit both the vacancy and the company’s brand as well as your own personal brand fitting in with colleagues, clients and bosses.