Preparing for an Interview

Sunshine Dixon

Top 5 Tips: Before Going into an Interview

Tip 1: Research your company - You want to get an idea of the background of the company you're applying for, and how it works. If you go in knowing at least a few things, you'll feel more relaxed when given your interview.

Tip 2: Plan ahead - Making sure you leave on time to get to your interview is critical because it shows your potential employer that you're prepared, organized, and professional.

Tip 3: Rehearse - You want to know the basic outline of what you're going to say in your interview ahead of time, so that you can practice it. By practicing, you will become more comfortable and confident with what you're saying.

Tip 4: Study - Looking up and studying the most used interview questions can be very helpful, especially if you're going into your first interview. If you have an idea of what you're going to be asked, you'll have more time to think about your answers. Your answers will be more thought out, and appeal more to your potential employer.

Tip 5: Mock Interview - After studying questions, rehearsing, and researching, grab a friend and have them give you a mock interview. This will give you the real feel of what it will be like during your actual one.

Attire for Hire

Another tip to keep in mind when preparing for an interview is how to dress. This is very important because it shows that you can be professional. You want to make sure you dress for the specific job you're applying for.

Here are 5 tips to help you:

Tip 1: Hygiene - Make sure you're showered, clean, and ready to go. Do not use strong colognes/perfumes.

Tip 2: No bed head - You do not want to leave for an interview with your hair a mess. Make it look clean, neat, and professional.

Tip 3: Avoid heavy makeup - Heavy makeup can become distracting to your interviewer. Just the right amount will satisfy you, and make you look sophisticated.

Tip 4: No open toed/high heel shoes - Open toed shoes make you come off as lazy to a potential employer. They make you seem like you were in a hurry to rush out the door. Make sure to wear nice, clean, dress shoes.

Tip 5: Plan the night before - You need to figure out what you are going to wear the night before, so that you do not stress in the morning.


Lesson 6 Interviewing Notes