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The Interview: Here are Some Important Tips!

BEFORE YOU GO

  • Research the employer.
  • Memorize your resume.
  • Practice.
  • Visit the place beforehand.
  • Dress appropriately.

ONCE YOU GET THERE

  • Check your breath.
  • Arrive 10 - 15 minutes early.
  • Make a good first impression.
  • Initiate the handshake.
  • Maintain eye contact.
  • Relax.
  • Imitate the interviewer's body language.
  • Listen carefully and focus on the employer's needs.
  • Express interest in the company/job.

CREATING A LASTING IMPRESSION

  • Thank interviewer by name.
  • Express interest in the job and the company.
  • Reinforce that you can and will do the job.
  • Request the opportunity to follow up.
  • Write down call-back date and time.
  • Restate thank you.

AFTER INTERVIEW TIPS

  • Send thank you notes to everyone who interviewed you within 2 days of the interview.
  • Make a follow-up call a week later to "make sure they received your note."
  • If you are no longer interested in the job, write a decline letter or call them.

REMEMBER IT IS THE BETTER PREPARED JOB SEEKER WHO GETS THE JOB, NOT NECESSARILY THE BETTER QUALIFIED ONE!!!