Preparing for an interview

So you applied for a job and now you got an interview. Whether it’s a phone interview or in-person, here are some tips to help you with an interview.

  • Research! I can’t stress how important it is to research the company you’re interviewing with. It shows the company that you actually care about the company.
  • Figure out where you have to interview at and get directions/make plans on getting there. I’ve had interviews in places at least an hour away, so I would go on Google Maps and figure out how long it would take for me to get there and plan accordingly. A GPS would be very handy to have.
  • Have what you want to wear already picked out. This tip is more for indecisive people who have a hard time picking clothes out.
  • Make sure your clothes are clean and wrinkle-free.
  • Print out resumes, list of references and any other documents the interviewers might want from you. Also bring your portfolio with you, including any DVDs, CDs, etc. that the employers would want to look at.
  • Keep yourself as well as possible so get a good night’s sleep at least two nights before the interview. Trust me, you don’t want to look like  zombie or come down with a cold.
  • Look up interview questions and practice them. Practice in front of someone to get in some real practice.
  • Most important: Don’t psych yourself up and stress about it. Stress just makes you more nervous.

Hope these tips helped and good luck to all who are interviewing out there.

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