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Ten Commandments of Interviewing

I have written the Ten Commandments of Interviewing as a guideline to keep your interview on track to get the job offer. These commandments have evolved from years of feedback and conversations with hiring managers. They have told me why interviewees do not get job offers.

Read them, copy and save them, and re-read them prior to any interview. Use them as guides to keep you on track during the interview.


1. Thou shall not be late or arrive too early

2. Thou shall not dress business casual

3. Thou shall not commit blabbermouth

4. Thou shall not be negative on boss or company

5. Thou shall not worship me, myself and I

6. Thou shall not talk money or benefits

7. Thou shall not steal achievements of others

8. Thou shall not covet a career resting place

9. Thou shall not bear falsehoods in any manner

10. Thou shall not forget to sell and ask for the job

-G.H. Gurney

Be confident and remember that showtime is a good time, if you know what you're doing. Slam-dunk your next interview by following the Ten Commandments and get the job offer.

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George Gurney has been a leader in the employment industry since 1976. He founded an executive search firm that conducts domestic and international assignments.  He has won numerous awards for recruiting excellence.  He has been a guest speaker at national conventions and seminars.