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:

💡 Don’t criticize or complain

💡 Be honest and sincere

💡 Be genuinely interested in other people

💡 Smile

💡 Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language (Be subtle – Don’t overuse)

💡 Be a great listener

💡 Make the other person feel important – and do it sincerely.

💡 Talk in terms of the other person’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.