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Interview Tips

An interviewer's objective is to decide whether or not to offer you a job. The interviewer will examine your work history and education, your strengths, weaknesses, and accomplishments. An evaluation of your values, attitudes, and personality will weigh heavily in deciding if you are the right person for the job. Knowing that an interview is a screening tool for a job - remember the old cliche: You never get a second chance to make a first impression! Be prepared!

Know Yourself

What are your strengths? 

What are your weaknesses? 

What are your short and long-term goals? Are you promotable?
Will you relocate?


Research the Company 

The Internet offers a wealth of company information. 

Know the company’s products and services. 

How will you benefit this company?  


Items to Bring to the Interview  



Folder with paper & a pen

Be prepared to ask intelligent questions! 


Dress for Success Tips

Have you ever noticed someone's shoes that were all scuffed up?  How about a woman's skirt that had a ripped hemline or a torn stocking?  Did you ever see a man wearing a wrinkled shirt that looked like he just pulled it out of the hamper?  What happened when you saw these things?  What conclusions did you draw about that person? 

Your appearance is important during an interview because it sends non-verbal signals to the interview team.  Based on how you dress or what you wear, the hiring manager might be drawing conclusions as to your education, intelligence, socioeconomic status, and your desirability as a new hire.

Following are universally-accepted rules regarding dressing for an interview.  We understand that not everyone can afford to abide by all these rules.  Do what you can in this area, because first impressions are lasting ones, and that's extremely important when it comes to landing a job! 

Wear Clothes That Fit

Make sure the clothes you wear to an interview actually fit you.  You want to look business like, but stylish if you can.  That means a coordinated outfit that is tailored to your body.  Ill-fitting clothes look sloppy, and that's the impression you'll leave with the interview team. 

Cover Those Feet

It's not surprising that many people going on an interview completely ignore what they're wearing on their feet.  Don't make that mistake.  Shoes are one of the strongest indicators of social status. 

Cheap shoes are a sign that you cannot really afford to make your outfit complete.  Scuffed shoes are even worse; they tell the interviewing manager that you ignore the details.  

Hair Styles

If you want the hiring company to think you're a progressive thinker that would add value to the organization, then you need to lose that 1980s haircut.  Yeah, maybe it's served you well for the last 20 or 30 years, but it's time for a change.  A new job is a great way to start over when it comes to hair styles. 

Investing in Your Wardrobe

It really pays to dress appropriately for an interview.  If your wardrobe needs an update, then it is money well spent.  After all, a high paying job will cover the cost of a new outfit many times over. 

Finally, keep in mind that you're investing in yourself and your future.  It's one of the most important investments you'll ever make.

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