Interview Tips - Westphal Staffing

Put Your Best Foot Forward


Since it only takes a handful of seconds to make a first impression, don’t overlook these important tips.
  • Know the company and the industry. Information should be available on the internet.
  • Read the literature in the lobby while you wait.
  • Show motivation and enthusiasm.
  • How well do you fit into the corporate culture? Pay attention to your surroundings
    while waiting for your interview. What’s the culture like? Do you see yourself fitting in?
  • Dress the part.
  • Turn your cell phone off!
  • Show confidence with eye contact and attentiveness.
  • Talk specifically about past work experiences. Stay away from gossip or bad mouthing former managers or companies.
  • Be honest.
  • Take care of personal hygiene before the interview i.e., body scent, breath, hands and fingernails.
  • Try not to let personal feelings get in the way of answering the questions.
  • Be specific in your responses and don’t go off on a tangent.
  • Don’t be late or too early.
  • Don’t smoke before the interview. If your interviewer is allergic, you’re in trouble.
  • Don’t chew gum.
  • Be nice to the receptionist.
  • Be yourself!
Interview Tips

Westphal Staffing Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.