Delivering a Successful Interview
- Get to your interview early, 5-10 minutes should be plenty.
- When you arrive, greet everyone you meet with the friendly, positive attitude.
- Make sure you know your interviewer’s name. Write it down at the top of your notepad to help you remember throughout the course of your interview.
- Turn off your cell phone. Better yet, leave it in your car and avoid embarrassing interruptions of a ringing phone during the interview.
- You are there to sell the interviewer on you, so show what you know. Focus on positive characteristics, qualifications, and strengths.
- It's just as important to listen. And before you respond, think your response.
- Confidence is important during an interview, so maintain eye contact.
- Be mindful of your body language and posture at the conclusion of your interview.
- Thank him or her for their time and confirm your interest in the position. It's always a good idea to follow up with a quick email or thank you note.