- Know your skills and abilities.
- Know your career goals.
- Research the company or organization through print and electronic resources.
- Have a resume with you, which highlights your experience and skills.
- If the organization has a standard application, complete it before you arrive.
- Know about your field of interest - openings, salary ranges, possible job, and hot topics.
- GO THROUGH A MOCK INTERVIEW.
|Dress appropriately; professional dress is a must.
- Make arrangements for transportation necessary to get you to the interview on time.
- Arrive ten minutes early for the interview.
- Know the interviewer's name.
- Do not take friends, parents or children with you to an interview or to a job fair.
- Be prepared to state your qualifications briefly and intelligently.
|Introduce yourself; shake hands (firmly, but not bone crushing!!).
- Smile and look directly at the interviewer.
- Be a good listener; don't dominate the interview.
- Answer all questions briefly and intelligently.
- Ask questions about the job to show your interest - and your willingness to contribute.
- Make sure that you present skills and accomplishments that relate to the job.
- Be sincere and honest.
- Salary questions are tricky. Know your ranges and keep fringe benefits in mind.
- Leave family or personal problems at home.
- Do not be critical of former employers or coworkers.
- Thank the person for their time and consideration and ask for a business card.