Do you have a job interview on your schedule? Follow the tips below to make a terrific impression on the interviewer. Here's a quick tip to make a good impression at an interview: Do your research, rehearse, then relax.
The first thing you want to do is learn as much as you can about the interviewing organization. Evaluate your own knowledge, skills, abilities and think about how you qualify for the position. Find out as much information about the organization ahead of time that you possibly can.
Be prepared for a variety of interview styles, so practice! Practice answering questions. List your skills, talents and experiences that directly apply to this opportunity so you can tell the interviewer about what you can do.
Plan how you will look. Don't try a new haircut or style. Plan ahead so that you don't have to rush at the last minute. Dress conservatively and comfortably. Being clean and neat is most important.
Arrive about 10 to 15 minutes before your scheduled interview time. Make sure you know how to get to the interview and know where to park and if you need money for parking. Remember to bring an extra copy of your resume, a fresh notepad and a pen.
Try to make notes as soon as you leave. Write down the name of the interviewer and the questions you answered. You may send a follow up letter to the interviewer where you thank them for the opportunity and their time.
Interviews can seem scary, but even an anxious or shy person can improve their interviewing skills greatly just by preparing a few days in advance. Remember: research the company, practice interviewing, dress appropriately, know what to bring and how to follow up.