Understand the Purpose of a Job Interview
The job interview is the place for you to gather additional facts about the company (notice the word “additional”). The best interview is when the potential employee has the basic facts about the company they wish to work for, prior to the interview. This shows the interviewer that the person has taken the time to look more in depth about their future company and has prepared themselves for the interview.
Prepare A Resume
Have a good resume, or past job history available for the interview. Of course, this will never replace the one-on-one job interview or personal contact, which will provide the most critical piece of the interview.
Make a Good First Impression
Are you confident and competent to do the job? Be comfortable with your direction and desires for a position with the company. This will help both you and the interviewer to be at ease with one another. Does the interviewer feel that you can perform the duties necessary for their required position? First impressions are vitally important, and your impression upon the interviewer will last long after your resume is forgotten as the hiring process comes to a final decision.
If the job requires a suit, wear a suit and tie. If not, then it is always appropriate to wear business casual apparel, such as business slacks and a clean shirt tucked in for the men. Make sure your hair is neat and your shoes are clean.
For the women, a business suit and/or blouse and slacks are appropriate, with appropriate shoes for the position. Stay away from casual clothing, sandals and leisure dress. You are applying for a job, not going to the mall.
Be ready for anything, while remaining, calm, and alert. It will help in alleviating the stress of the interview. We know you will do well. Call us if you have any questions pertaining to this process!