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01/28/11
Dinner Interview Tips
Filed under: Interviewing, Job Offer (Situations), Mature professionals
Posted by: site admin @ 9:00 am

It is not a sidebar in a career management blog to
speak about dinner interviews.  They can be integral
to the hiring process and a benefit for the interviewee.

Alina Dizik authored a thoughtful piece revealing
Nina Zagat’s thoughts on a business meal.  Isn’t
an interview a business meal?

Some take aways from the article:

- Leave the meal sharing and knowing more about the
people you dined with
- Food should not be the focus and manage drawing
attention to yourself, specifically
   choice of dish- easy handling, be discrete about
      personal allergies and preferences
   if you are not hungry, order light- half portion,
      appetizer, or dessert
   if you finish early, keep your plate in front of you
   if others are not ordering coffee or dessert, consider
      skipping last course
- Avoid placing cell phone on table
- Bring up key topics during the main course, usually

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