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Interviewing Checklist

Interviewing Checklist illustrationBefore the Interview

  • Research the company
  • Practice answers to common interview questions
  • Have stories to tell about your accomplishments and experiences
  • Make copies of your resume and reference list to take to interview
  • Prepare list of questions to ask the interviewer
  • Have the information you need to fill out an application
  • Get directions to the company
  • Have your interview outfit read
  • Get a good night’s sleep!

At the Interview

  • Arrive early – but not more than 15 minutes early!
  • Bring copies of your resume, references and pad of paper
  • Shake hands like a professional, be aware of eye contact, posture and facial expressions
  • Be positive and enthusiastic
  • Bring your list of questions to ask the employer
  • Get the interviewers business card(s)
  • Turn off your cell phone and keep it out sight during the interview

After the Interview

  • Within 24 hours of the interview, send a thank you email or letter to all individuals you interviewed with
  • Follow-up with the employer to express your interest in the position you interviewed for and to find out where the company is in the hiring process