Be There on Time
Arrive on time – never much too early, never too late. Maybe obvious, but this gives the interviewer the first impression, which will dictate the rest of the interview. You should try to be present about ten minutes before the start of the interview, walk in and introduce yourself at the front desk or in today’s world, connect and wait for the interview to start.
Know your Interviewer
Know who your conversation partner will be. You know the name, position, and background of your partner. Make sure to look them up online beforehand. LinkedIn is a great source for that, just keep in mind that people see whenever you view their personal LinkedIn page.
Dress appropriately for this specific job. The right dress code depends on the company. When in doubt, err on the side of being a bit too formal.
Prepare Some of the Answers
Prepare answers to the most common questions. Every interviewer asks a few standard questions (e.g. tells us about yourself, tell us something you regret, or something you are specifically good at). Know what you want to answer to these. Practice beforehand and make sure your answers are clear and concise.
Have a Checklist
Have a checklist at hand every time before an interview, to make sure you didn’t forget anything. Don’t have time to create one? Don’t worry, we got you covered, click the button on the right and get a personalized interview checklist for FREE!