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The dos and don’ts of the interview process

Posted by Pixafy Team

The dos and don'ts of interviewing | Pixafy

You’re all ready for the big interview — you have a fresh shirt on, copies of your résumé, and your winning smile. You walk with conviction to the front desk, exuding confidence and success. This job is yours for the taking, nothing can stop you now.

“I’m sorry sir, but your interview was scheduled for yesterday. You missed it.”

Rule number one – never be late.

Interviewing for a job can seem like the most stressful thing in the world, but it definitely doesn’t have to be. As Pixafy’s Talent Acquisition Specialist in our newly established recruiting division, I’ll address some of the “dos and don’ts” of the interviewing process.

First and foremost, do your research on the company. This will help you ask better questions and at the same time give better answers. You will feel more comfortable having a solid understanding of the business, which will reflect in your overall demeanor and poise. It’s very apparent when a candidate is nervous so just remember to relax, breath, and keep your eye on the prize. Follow Dale Carnegie’s golden rules – be positive, smile when appropriate, and always express your enthusiasm.

Interviewing is something that gets easier with experience. If you’re nervous, practicing with a friend beforehand can be very helpful. And when you’re in the interview, remember that this isn’t a time to boast. Be confident, not cocky. When I meet with candidates, I am sometimes more impressed when they are honest about what they didn’t accomplish (a sign of confidence) than when they go on and on about what they did accomplish. Try not to over-speak – keep your answers succinct, to the point, and sans rambling. Don’t get sidetracked and start talking about your personal life too much.

And if you haven’t heard back from an employer, it’s not only okay, but recommended, that you follow up. Sometimes candidates who interview for a position can fall through the cracks, so it’s good to take the initiative and follow-up. But be careful, too much of this can be irritating and potentially hurt your chances of success.

If you’re having trouble figuring out where to find these jobs, try sites like (for tech positions), LinkedIn,, and Career Builder. Today, there are plenty of good resources to use when looking for a new position — you just have to know where to look!

Pixafy specializes in technical recruiting (software engineers, front-end web developers, QA engineers, etc.), putting each candidate through a rigorous screening and interview process before relaying them to potential employers. By presenting businesses with a few viable candidates instead of 20 subpar ones that they then have to sift through themselves, our expert technical recruiting frees up a lot of time for companies seeking great talent.

Stay tuned for more great tips on finding your dream job.

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