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Interviewing Tips and Reminders

Remember you never get a second chance to make a first impression.

  • Practice interviewing

  • Research the company you are interviewing with

  • Know the credentials required for the position

  • Dress professionally

  • Go alone; do not take friends or children

  • Be 10 minutes early

  • Turn off your cell phone

  • Carry in only what you need for the interview

  • Bring a resume copy

  • Bring a list of references

  • Be personable, smile, give a firm not crushing handshake

  • Be aware of your non-verbal’s like eye contact and posture

  • Don’t use slang

  • Don’t make negative comments about present or former employers

  • Don’t inquire about salary, vacations, benefits, bonuses or retirement at a first interview

  • Don’t talk too much

  • Thank the interviewer for their time

  • Request a business card

  • Send a thank you note

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