Scheduled for an interview…now what?

A job interview can be a stressful experience. Your goal is to show the employer why you’re the right person for the job. What to say, what not to say and how to best present yourself so that you move to the next step.


There are things you can you do to make sure you move forward in the interview process.

Job Interview Sticky Notes


Some points to remember for your interview:




Be prepared – Research everything that you can about the company, such as press releases, articles, and website content.  Make sure you take the time to review the job description thoroughly.  Highlight your skills that are relevant to the job.  Make a list of questions that you would like to ask and be prepared to answer all of their questions to the best of your knowledge.


Have a secret weapon – You can have amnesia during an interview. Being nervous can make you forget your accomplishments and successes in your career. How can you overcome this? Take time to write down your achievements for your last two-three jobs before your interview. Bring the sheet or two with you and review it before you go into the interview. The information will be fresh in your short term memory,  making it easier for you to recall the information when you’re asked.


First impression –  First impressions matter. Being well dressed, having a firm handshake is always recommended.  Good eye contact is important. Arriving late, wrinkled clothes, or being obnoxious will certainly give you less than stellar marks from the interviewer.



Don’t discuss salary – Unless they ask you, avoid talking salary during the initial interview.  If you do well, most likely you will be called back where a salary discussion is more appropriate.


Good luck!



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