What are the most important interview dining etiquette rules you need to know? First of all, remember your table manners. They matter when you're interviewing over a meal.
Secondly, don't order anything messy. The last thing you need to do during a lunch or dinner interview is worry about whether your food is going to end up on your shirt, on your lap, or all over your face.
Your table manners and your dining etiquette skills really do matter. They are one reason why employers interview job candidates during lunch or dinner - to evaluate their social skills and to see if they can handle themselves gracefully under pressure. It's especially true when you're interviewing for a job where you'll have a lot of social interaction with clients.
Good table manners may give you the edge over another candidate. So, it's important to take some time to brush up your interview dining etiquette, so you make a great impression and ace your lunch or dinner interview.
Then, when you get home, take the time to send a thank you note and include your appreciation for the interview as well as the meal.
Image Copyright Getty Images Ryan McVay