How to prepare for the interview

  • Be prompt.  Show up at least 15 minutes before the interview.
  • Review the “Sample Interview Questions”.  Make sure you have your answers memorized.
  • Note: not all Sample Interview Questions apply to everyone.  Practice the ones that apply to you.
  • Practice your Sample Interview Questions responses out loud or with someone.
  • Have a copy of your resume with you to hand out if need be
  • Have a copy of your accomplishments/certifications to share with the interviewer (if applicable).
  • Review your resume before each interview
  • Do not interrupt the interviewer. Write notes so you would remember what you wanted to say or ask.
  • When asked a question elaborate on your answers, don’t just answer yes or no.
  • Be honest. The interviewer will ask the same question many different ways to ensure your honesty.
  • Learn about the employer and what they do
  • Show the interviewer you are interested in what the organization is all about
  • Do not speak negatively of previous employers.  This will have a negative impact on you.
  • Have some questions ready to ask the interviewer.  You wait until the end of the interview to ask them.
  • Do not curse.  This will end the interview on the spot.
  • Be respectful of the interviewer.
  • Dress well
  • Minimize jewelry, strong perfume/cologne