Job interview etiquette -- 11 mistakes to avoid

Job interview: pay attention
Job interview: pay attention

Buoyed by good economic news, apparently more of us are dusting off our interview outfits and re-entering the world of active job seekers. Beyond the initial panic over "Are black pencil skirts still in?" and "Do I need a chronological or functional resume?" what else should a job seeker be concerned with?

"Manners," says Lisa Gaché, head of Beverly Hills Manners Inc., in Beverly Hills. Yes, they teach manners in Beverly Hills, despite what evidence Mel Gibson and Charlie Sheen might exhibit to the contrary.

Etiquette isn't the lost art that some would believe, and yes it goes beyond not treating cloth napkins as nose-wiping devices in fancy restaurants."Think of manners as an inner GPS, a navigation system that guides us in the right direction and helps us do the right thing," said Gaché.