Job Interview Process

Nakia Wilkerson

Before the Interview

  • Research the company so that you can impress the interviewer.
  • Get a good night's sleep
  • Know what is on your resume so you can answer questions about what is on it or previous jobs
  • Have a good reputation on the Internet because there will be background checks.

During The Interview

During The Interview

  • Briefly shake hands with the employer, and greet him/her warmly.
  • Arrive 5-10 minutes early. If you arrive earlier, stay in your car.
  • Don't bring anything other than your resume, some paper and a pen.
  • Be precise with your answers so it looks like you definitely want the job and that you know what you are doing.

5 Interview Questions and Tips on How to Answer Them

  • Why should I hire you? Tell them about specific things pertaining to that job that sets you apart from everyone else.
  • What is your greatest strength? Elaborate on your answer and again, tell how that would be beneficial to that job.
  • What is your greatest weakness? Don't tell them about something that may make you lose your opportunity at that job.
  • Why do you want to work here? Tell them how you would be beneficial to their company.
  • Tell me about yourself. Let them know all your good qualities that can help you with your job.

After The Interview

  • Make sure to shake hands again briefly with the employer
  • Tell them your appreciation for their time and thank them for the interview.
  • Later, write or email a 'thank you' note or letter and send it to them to make sure they know you are grateful for the interview.

Specific Dress Code for Interviews

  • Make sure it is formal wear and not casual as to look tidy and like you care.
  • No jeans, no shorts, etc...
  • Slacks, black pants for men, slacks, black pants, skirts, dresses for women.
  • Nice shirts with little to no design on it, for both.
  • Dressy, but comfortable shoes.
Job Interview Dress Code - What To Wear To The Job Interview

Specific Don'ts

  • Don't make excuses-be responsible
  • Don't treat interview casually or only be interested in salary
  • Don't slouch, or show any bad posture
  • Don't be unprepared for questions
  • Don't chew gum or smell like smoke
  • Don't keep your cell phone on