Job Interview Checklist

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Before the Interview

  • Research the prospected employers website
  • Make sure you have directions and know where you will park
  • Think of three criteria about yourself that make you a good candidate for this job.
  • Decide what goals you want to accomplish
  • Prepare a list of questions to ask
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  • Be ready to discuss the skills or experiences that qualify you for the job.
  • Try on what you'll be wearing the day of the interview
  • Review your resume. Be sure you can elaborate on any points you want to highlight
  • Have extra copies of your resume ready
  • Compile a list of referees with up to date contact information
  • Be well groomed - Pressed and clean clothes
  • Study and anticipate  interview questions
  • Practice a mock interview with a friend or interview coach
  • During the Interview
  • Plan to arrive 15 minutes early
  • Right before the interview, visit the bathroom and check your appearance
  • Introduce yourself and explain why you are there
  • Try and get business cards from anyone participating in the interview (make sure you get contact information).
  • Listen. formulate your thoughts, then speak.  That is why you are there.
  • Ask your prepared question
  • Ask question about what you learned during the interview
  • Summarize action items that you will follow up on
  • Thank the interviewer for their time
  • Ask for the job
After the Interview
  • Send a thank you letter
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