How to Carry Yourself in a Job Interview

Maybe you're a full-time entrepreneur or a part-time entrepreneur or are thinking of tossing off at least some of the wage-slave chains keeping you from going into business for yourself.

Regardless of your current situation, everyone can always stand to have some great tips about how to act during a job interview. You might think, hey, it's common sense, right? But, no. Hardly. 

Consider this piece posted right here earlier this month: Telling an employer you're late for a job interview because your other job interview earlier that day ran long is not an acceptable excuse. Nor should you blame a fox for stealing your keys.


Senior Vice President of New Business at Redbox Mark Achler was nice enough to chat with a 20-year-old University of Wisconsin sophomore about how you should act in a job interview. The college kid, Will Goldstick, was savvy enough to share the pointers from the Oakbrook Terrace-based company over at Here are the bullet points:

  • Plan and prepare
  • Put yourself in the interviewer’s shoes
  • Talk about your values
  • Support your claims with evidence
  • Ask good questions

Again. You might think this is common sense. But some people also think a cat hiccuping loudly is a sound excuse for showing up late to an important interview. Don't make that mistake. Read more of Achler's wisdom over at

David Wolinsky is a freelance writer and a lifelong Chicagoan. In addition to currently serving as an interviewer-writer for Adult Swim, he's also a columnist for EGM. He was the Chicago city editor for The Onion A.V. Club where he provided in-depth daily coverage of this city's bustling arts/entertainment scene for half a decade. When not playing video games for work he's thinking of dashing out to Chicago Diner, Pizano's, or Yummy Yummy. His first career aspirations were to be a game-show host.

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