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.