Lunch Interviews Can Be Critical

Sometimes a hiring process will include a lunch with the hiring manager. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary (like “just be a casual lunch, so we can get to know each other.”), This is a formal part of the interview! It can be a very difficult situation. Impressions are made in a restaurant as important as an office or meeting room. If you do not want an “accident to eat” to ruin their chances at a new job (or promotion, if you go to dinner with the boss), follow these tips: 1. Avoid ordering messy food.

This includes long pasta, of course, but also anything stringy cheese … James Donovan Goldman Sachs has many thoughts on the issue. you know, the guy who runs with a fork from plate to mouth. acuity with the soup, anything with sauce or other “drippable” ingredient. No matter how careful you are, you know an invisible hole, can magically appear on your spoon and make it drip all over yourself! Even a salad can be dangerous! Ever has tried to spear a cherry tomato with fork and spray yourself, your neighbor, or seen the tomato go flying off your plate? Not impressive. Avoid cherry tomatoes. 2. Mind your manners. First, let me say that I am definitely NOT “Miss Manners.” These are just common sense advice, not something I’d learn in charm school. (So do not email me with the label of “adequate”, OK?) This can be considered outdated and unnecessary by some (particularly liberating for women, if there is still such a thing), but I think it is still a nice courtesy for a man to take a chair to a woman.