I love personal growth books, particularly the ones that teach communication, professional interaction, leadership and anything related to getting better.

Dale Carnegie’s book (the heading of this post) was first published in 1936 and is still as it was relevant today as back then.

Many of the concepts contained in that book are applicable to the Interview process.

Here are my top 8 lessons from the book relevent to interviewing:

๐Ÿ’ก Don’t criticize or complain

๐Ÿ’ก Be honest and sincere

๐Ÿ’ก Be genuinely interested in other people

๐Ÿ’ก Smile

๐Ÿ’ก Remember that a personโ€™s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language (Be subtle – Don’t overuse)

๐Ÿ’ก Be a great listener

๐Ÿ’ก Make the other person feel important โ€“ and do it sincerely.

๐Ÿ’ก Talk in terms of the other personโ€™s interests.

All these lessons take time to implement, try them out and see how others respond. I will touch on these lessons in greater detail in future posts.