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Interview with Meal

Updated 08/26/2017

   Having an Interview over a Meal can be very appealing
   until you begin to consider the many traps you could
   walk into.
 
   Fast food joints we are masters of. But few have had the
   need to deal with a formal place setting and what to use
   when. Other big thing: Eat before you come because you
   are there for an interview not the free meal.
 
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   Big tips: No alcohol or soda - stick with water or ice tea.
               
 Ordering alcohol or soda can send a wrong message.
                 Do not be surprised if others will be joining you.



   Tips for Better Business Lunches  |  TheBalance, Jen Hubley Luckwaldt                                                    09/20/2016
   Business lunches are the professional equivalent of trying to pat your head and rub
   your tummy at the same time: some people seem to be able to do it, but most of us
   just wind up looking kind of silly. Too bad, then, that eating with colleagues is bound
   to come up sooner or later in your career. The good news is that with practice, you can
   get good at having business lunches. (You're on your own with the other trick.)
   Whether you're having a job interview at a coffee shop or dining with the boss to discuss
   a possible promotion, you'll need to look and act your best to pull it off. Here's how.
   NOTE: This an interview that also tests your social graces. Learn, Practice, Master!
              This has added impact if you will be entertaining customers or meeting with
              key decision makers or Executives of a customer.


   Etiquette for Lunch and Dinner Job Interviews  |  TheBalance, Alison Doyle                                  11/11/2015
    
Interviews are often stressful - even for job seekers who have interviewed many times.
   Interviewing can be even more stressful when you are expected to eat and talk at the
   same time.
   One of the reasons employers take job candidates out to lunch or dinner is to evaluate
   their social skills and to see if they can handle themselves gracefully under pressure.
   TIP: Do not order any alcoholic beverages.  Drink water or order iced tea to be safe.


   Top 10 Job Interview Etiquette Tips  |  TheBalance, Alison Doyle                                                            08/17/2017
   
Knowing proper job interview etiquette is an important part of successful interviewing.
   How you dress, what you bring to a job interview, how you greet the interviewer, and
   how you communicate can all make a big difference in the outcome of the interview.
   Review these job interview etiquette tips for before, during, and and after a job interview,
   to ensure that your job interview etiquette is up to speed and you're making the best
   impression on the interviewer.


   Tips for Interviewing While Dining  |  TheBalance, Alison Doyle                                                               08/06/2016
   Employers take job candidates out to lunch or dinner, especially when they are interviewing
   for jobs where there is a lot of client interaction, to evaluate their social skills and to see
   how the candidates handle themselves under pressure.
   Taking you to breakfast, lunch or dinner provides the interviewer with a chance to check out
   your communication and interpersonal skills, as well as your table manners, in a more casual
   environment than an office setting.
   Good manners will give you an advantage over other candidates, so, take some time to brush
   up your table manners and to be aware of good interview dining etiquette.