Answering your cell phone during an interview isn’t only rude, it’s wrong. So is leaving your cell phone on a nearby desk or table in full view.
As for a tablet? Well, that’s a slightly different story. Keep in mind the purpose of the interview is for the hiring manager to get to know you. You shouldn’t be buried in your device but, according to Ask Annie, a tablet can help make you “a stronger and more memorable candidate.”
Here’s an example: If you’re a web designer, you can literally show the interviewer a variety of sites you’ve created. Instead of describing them, simply show off your work.
Show, don’t tell. Read more