Interview Prep Tips You Need To Know

Updated: 4 days ago

Know where you're going

Be sure that you search your interview location the day before on Google Maps or a GPS. Ensure you know exactly where you're going, how to get there, how long the commute will be, and what the building procedures are to avoid getting lost and running late.

Research the company

One important thing you can do to prepare for an interview is to do some extensive research on the company you're applying to beforehand.

Updated resume

Always have your current, up-to-date resume in a file on your computer, as well as a neatly printed out copy that is ready to go whenever you may unexpectedly need it. Be sure to include all of your skills and experiences in your cover letter, and try not to repeat yourself as much as possible. Re-read your cover letter the night before to get an idea and overall understanding of what you plan on telling your new potential employer during the interview.

Be flexible

Be as accommodating as possible to the interviewer's schedule. It's a great way to make an excellent first impression and appear adaptable in any situation. When scheduling an interview, choose a time and date that best serves both you and the company. If something comes up and you need to reschedule, always give a heads up at least 24 hours ahead of time.

Ask questions

When asked if you have any follow-up questions, don't just sit there and shake your head and say no. Ask questions. Brainstorm some potential problems you may have ahead of time so that once you're in the hot seat, you don't freeze up and forget.

Arrive early

Traffic delays are beyond your control, so you’ll want to add in some extra time when commuting to your Interview. Get there early, but don't go in early. You don't want to show up a half-hour ahead of schedule, but you certainly don't want to show up even a minute late.

Dress to impress

Pick out a suitable outfit to wear to an interview the night before and try it on. Ensure you feel comfortable while wearing it and appropriate for the type of job you're applying for.

Clean up social media

Do a quick sweep of your social media channels before your interview. Some employers will check up on your accounts to see what you're up to during your time, and you want to make a good impression. Delete anything you wouldn't mind them seeing to be on the safe side.