10 DO’S TO HAVE IN A SUCCESSFUL JOB INTERVIEW

 

Graduation season is right around the corner, which means many of you will have to start applying for jobs (scary, right?)! To help ease the job interview process, here are 10 things we thought were crucial to remember while you prepare for your interview.

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  1. DO leave early. Nothing is more stressful than rushing to an important job interview. Allow yourself at least 15 minutes to collect your thoughts before entering the office. This will give you time to go over your answers and compose yourself.
  2. DO have a practice run beforehand with a friend. This will help you know what to expect and also create clear answers that you can use in the real interview. This will also help calm some nerves!
  3. DO smile often. Show the interviewer that you are warm and personable!
  4. DO give a firm handshake. Handshakes are a HUGE first impression. A firm handshake lets the interviewer know that you are confident. And do not forget to make eye contact and smile!
  5. DO have a practice run beforehand with a friend. This will help you know what to expect and also create clear answers that you can use in the real interview. This will also help calm some nerves!
  6. DO dress professionally. Attire is a big part of an interview. Make sure you look clean, put together, and you are wearing professional clothing. Check out our previous blogย to get ideas for clothing.
  7. DO turn off your phone. Make sure it is out of sight and the sound is turned off. It will look very unprofessional if your phone is going off and interrupting the interview.
  8. DO ask questions when they ask. The interviewer will most likely say, โ€œDo you have any questions for us?โ€ Come prepared for this! This will show the interviewer that you are interested and that you came prepared for the interview. Do your research and have background knowledge of the company beforehand.
  9. DO relax. Relax relax relax. Take a deep breath before you go in, and keep yourself composed throughout the interview. Try not to tap your foot, play with your bracelets, or fidget around.
  10. DO thank the interviewer. Whether it went well or not, be sure to thank the interview for the opportunity to meet with them.
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