University of Southern Indiana

Tips for Getting a Part-Time Job

Do

  • Be on time
  • Establish eye contact
  • Have a firm handshake
  • Maintain good posture
  • Listen
  • Be prepared to discuss skills
  • Show a willingness to learn
  • Be enthusiastic
  • Express interest

Do Not

  • Be fidgety
  • Interrupt the interviewer
  • Inflate your skills
  • Be over confident
  • Volunteer negative information
  • Ramble
  • Speak poorly of past employers
  • Put yourself down

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