Home > Lifestyle > Healthy workplace > Your new job 27 November 2007 A foolproof interview guide You’ve taken a lot of care in preparing your CV, you’ve managed to get an interview and have dressed for success. Ready? 0 Down syndrome kids’ message to future moms » Join Health24 on Facebook » Subscribe to the newsletter » Ask CyberShrink » 6 ways sexy shoes damage your feet How much energy do you burn at work? You’ve taken a lot of care in preparing your CV, you’ve managed to get an interview and have dressed for success. Ready? The Interview: Arrive early. Being late for an interview is inexcusable. Rather be prepared to spend a couple of minutes waiting outside the building than arriving late. Greet the interviewer by name with a firm handshake and a smile. Do not sit down until offered a chair. Ensure you have a copy of your CV with you to give your interviewer as a reference during the interview. Always make eye contact with the interviewer. Watch your body language. Strive to appear calm and composed, and avoid fidgeting. Your conduct should always convey your determination to get the job. Focus on highlighting your strong points and achievements when answering questions. Avoid "Yes" or "No" answers. Take the opportunity to explain, but don't over-answer questions. Listen to questions clearly and provide succinct answers. Keep your tone professional and conversational. Do not talk to the interviewer as you would a friend, and avoid unnecessary references to your personal life. Don't make negative remarks about previous employers. Don't ask about remuneration in your first interview. If the interviewer is interested in hiring you, opportunity to discuss this will arise later. Close the sale. The most effective closing will reaffirm your interest in the position. Thank the interviewer for taking the time to see you. NEXT ON HEALTH24X Giving up one food will help your health – and the planet 2020-01-15 14:39 More: Healthy workplaceYour new job advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.