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Pre-Interview Preparation

Interviewing for a job is not easy. However, with good preparation before the interview, you can count on a successful interview. Here are some guidelines to follow: preparing for the interview

  • Learn about the employer: Find out something about the employer. What do they make? What services do they provide? On your interview, they may ask what you know about their company.
  • Wear professional clothing: You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Make sure that your clothing is neat and presentable. Wear a minimal amount of jewelry. Go easy on the make-up and perfume/cologne as well.
  • Arrive early: Never be late for a job interview. It makes a bad impression. Know the exact location of the interview and allow yourself enough time to reach your destination. It is advisable to drive to your location ahead of time. Upon arrival, give your name to the receptionist.
  • Allow enough time for the interview: Your interview may start late or run longer than expected. Make sure that your schedule is open.
  • Be patient when waiting for your interview: Although you have an appointment for an interview, your interviewer may be running late. Remain calm, be polite, and wait quietly. Although you have an appointment for an interview, your interviewer may be running late. Remain calm, be polite, and wait quietly.
  • PRACTICE - PRACTICE - PRACTICE! - Rehearse some of the common questions employers will ask you. Recite your skills and abilities that make you qualified for the job.

 

Published by the Connecticut Department of Labor, Project Management Office
Last Updated: March 14, 2011