Infographic: 100 job interview dos and don'ts


There are so many rules of the job search.

Be on time, sit up straight, prepare your stories, be confident, wear pants, don’t get drunk. Who can remember all that?

We know it’s hard. After all, we spend an inordinate amount of time reading and writing about job interviews, and what to do to and not to do when you have one. And we want you to make the best possible first impression, which is why we compiled this infographic of 100 job interview dos and don’ts – from prep to follow through. 100! So, we’re pretty sure we left nothing out.

These tips are based on interviews, common knowledge, common sense, scientific research and weird reports. Many of them are based on true stories, which you can read more about at Workopolis.com/advice.

Among the most important dos are preparation, research and focusing on what you can do for the employer, rather than on what the employer can do for you. The don’ts include being late, looking sloppy and offering a limp, weak handshake. You knew those already, right?

So, here, in a nutshell, are 100 Job Interview Dos and Don’ts for you to keep at your disposal and consult whenever you have any doubts or questions.

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  • TruthSayer42

    Green font on a green background, great idea for a resume if you aren’t interested in the position! They say to keep your resume to one page, easy if you use a small enough font! 6 point will allow you to get almost twice as much information on the page as 12 point, but if it can’t be read, think you will be in the running?
    I still haven’t figured out why some people feel that they have to use tiny, strange fonts and colours (yes, I know most like to spell it color) when the tools we use are getting smaller and smaller. I guess that’s a topic they leave out in graphics and web page design school!

    • Ruth Elizabeth Bromstein

      LOL. Thanks for the input. It was my first time using Photoshop (other than for, say, cropping).

      • smscamp

        Please consider less of a presentation software cartoon and consider doing more of an easy to read and print out word processing software application.

        Please pass this on to others on workopolis who also do this

        Thank you

  • Lou

    Great advice all around. Just wondering about the reason for not steepling the hands and not touching the face and neck areas…do these gestures indicate some sort of insecurity?

  • http://www.rhodesinternational.com protogenes

    You forgot in the Don’ts: “Don’t be over 50”

  • mrbrockpeters


    – Be related to someone important in the company
    – Know someone important in the company and have them refer you

  • Sam

    I wore a beautiful coral shirt to my job interview and was hired within 24 hours. Have since been promoted.