Monday, October 22, 2012
Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge
Interviewing Etiquette Dinner:An Informative Evening
An interview etiquette dinner was hosted in conjunction with SUNY Cortland Career Services in the Jacobus Lounge on October 24, as a means of offering advice, preparation tips, and strategies for giving an effective and successful interview, particularly in a restaurant setting. More and more often, employers of businesses, firms, and corporations are taking their candidates out to lunch to stage interviews, which means both interview skills and table etiquette are crucial in creating the appearance of best candidate.
The interviewing etiquette dinner provided the preparation for just such a situation, and it was a big hit. A record number of students came out for the event Monday evening, to be seated with students of their major, guest alumni and professionals to talk over a delicious dinner about table manners, frequently-asked interview questions/scenarios, and guidelines for selling oneself as the top pick for the job. In all, the dinner was a fantastic event, and everyone seemed to have had a pleasant time, while simultaneously moving a step closer in preparing to be hired.
Highlighted tips and suggestions discussed at the dinner:
- First impressions are key.
- Firm handshake
- Eye contact
Content by Kevin Phoenix, Student Staff Writer