You got the call for an interview – congratulations! In the grand scheme of things, the hard part is behind you.
Interviews are about 80 percent preparation and 20 percent execution. The more prepared you are, the better you’ll do.
Maintain The Checklist:
1. Resume copies
Not every person has a resume, and not every position needs one. But it never hurts to print off a copy for yourself and for each person you’re interviewing with. If you don’t have a resume, print your Snagajob profile. Just sign in to My Profile and click “Print your profile.”
2. A pen
It might seem silly, but this could be the difference between appearing prepared and looking disorganized. Having your own pen says “I’ve thought ahead,” and that speaks volumes to a future employer.
3. A Notepad
Things like phone numbers, addresses, names, and information for drug testing facilities are all things you might need to write down during an interview. Having your own paper is like having your own pen. It’s all about being prepared and making you stand out in the hiring manager’s mind.
4. Directions and contact information
If you have any doubt about whether you know how to get to the interview, print out directions. You don’t want to get lost, because getting lost could make you late, and being late could cost you the job. On the top of the directions, write down the name and contact information of the person you’re interviewing with. You want to be sure you can get in touch with them should anything go wrong.
There are a lot of things to remember, so be sure to keep them all in the same place. Putting all the papers listed above in one folder or briefcase will ensure that you won’t leave anything out by accident. Plus, you’ll look organized during the interview.
Now that you’ve got everything ready, just get a good night’s sleep, be sure to dress for success and relax. You’re going to ace your interview, and pretty soon you’ll be worried about your first day.