Job Search Management
Interviews: In a Nutshell
- Re-read your resume: it is likely to be the basis of questions asked during the interview.
- Dress for success: look the part of the position for which you are interviewing, or preferably a bit more conservatively.
- Be well groomed.
- Organize any paperwork you bring along.
- Do whatever it takes to arrive early.
- Be polite: not only to the interviewer, but also to the receptionist.
- Use a firm handshake, direct eye contact, and a friendly smile.
- Demonstrate a sincere interest in the job and the company.
- Maintain a positive attitude.
- Avoid saying anything negative about current or former employers.
- Believe in yourself: there is no one just like you, and that is a good thing.
- Always follow up by sending the interviewer a thank-you letter.
- If possible, schedule your interview to avoid being: first in the morning, late in the afternoon, or on Mondays.
A Final Note
Be cool. Really. This too will pass; don't worry, be happy. Take a deep breath, remind yourself about your career success so far and appreciate the fact that you are a talented person. And remember, the interview is a two-way meeting. Yes the interviewer is evaluating you, but you are also evaluating that company to determine if you like it.