First Impressions are determined by:
55% – The way you dress, act and walk through the door.
38% – The quality of your voice, grammar, and confidence.
7% – The words you choose.
Make sure you know exactly where you are going and arrive 10 minutes early!
Bring with you
- Resume and other previous work history/information documents.
- Pen and notepad to write down notes or questions during the interview.
Before The Interview
- Do your research! Visit the company website. Checkout their Facebook page. Try to learn as much background information about the company that you can.
- One of the top questions that is asked in interviews is “What do you know about our company and what we do here?”
- Make sure your good attributes come across in a factual, sincere manner.
- Use examples and previous experiences
- Stress your previous achievements, if given the opportunity.
- Explain what you can bring to the organization and the position you are interviewing for.
After the Interview
- Ask for a business card from your interviewer OR get the correct spelling of their first & last name.
- Thank them for their time and confident handshake!
- Send a thank-you card or email within 24 hours to each person that interviewed you.
Dress for the position you are interviewing for.
Shy away from brightly colored clothes.
Wear clean clothes. No stains, tears, holes etc.
Don’t over dress or under dress.
Make good eye contact.
Good Posture! Sit up straight.
Don’t cross your arms over your chest.
Don’t fidget too much.
Don’t play with your hair or touch your face.
Try not to use a lot of hand gestures when speaking.
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
- Have a confident handshake.
- No Gum!
- No cell phones! Leave it in your car!
- Never lie.
- No jokes during the interview.
- DO NOT say anything negative about your previous employer.
- Stick to the questions. DO NOT bring up personal issues or family problems.
- Be Positive!