(Closed) How to handle the lunch interview?

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Don’t order booze, even if your host does. 

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Don’t start the meal without the host eating first. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

From my head-hunter friend:

Don’t order any booze. Let the host order first to get an idea of what price point to go with. Don’t order any pasta or anything else that can potentially be messy. Try to stick with something that’s not too smelly either. Order an entree rather than a salad. Be relaxed (which it sounds like you already are, so yeah!) and take smaller bites of food.

Basically, I consider lunch interviews to be really similar to first dates – you don’t want to order the cheapest/most expensive item on the menu or anything that’s going to get stuck in your teeth. Good luck!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Hawksnest Cove Beach St John USVI

Remember your manners, don’t talk with your mouth full, napkin in lap, etc.  seems like a no brainer, but it’s easy to forget!  Also, don’t eat too fast, but your bites can actually give you time to pause and think of really great answers to questions (take a bite while they ask questions use the time to fully chew your food and pause to think of your answer so you don’t have those awkward umm moments).

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