How to Interview Like a Pro? Behavior

EHL Editorial Team | 24 Nov, 2015

The next tips from Ecole hotelière de Lausanne “How to interview like a pro?” blog series will guaranty you make a great first impression. Our internship and career office manager, Eric Molle, explains how to behave during a hospitality interview.

How to Interview Like a Pro? Behavior

Always bring a copy of your resume and cover letter, just in case they're needed. If the committee wants to see any other documents, take them along on a USB key.

While you wait and during the interview, sit up straight with your hands on the table. Keep your feet on the ground and avoid twitching or shifting, as this can be distracting to interviewers. It can be hard when you are nervous, but smile and remember to be yourself.

Look everyone in the eye, listen, and answer the question.

Hospitality recruiters often meet several candidates in a row. Always try to be engaging, while offering succinct explanations to the question. If you aren't sure what's being asked, it's alright to ask the interviewer to repeat the question.

Finally, always remember to ask a few questions when it's your turn to demonstrate your knowledge and interest.

You missed the previous tips from our blog series? Catch up here:
Get Ready: Mental Preparation Part 1 
Get Ready: Mental Preparation Part 2
Get Ready: Physical Preparation
Interview Day: Recruiters' Expectations
Interview Day: Format and Length

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