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The Day Before the Interview…(Interview tips pt 2)

Posted by Dress for Success Midwest Professional Women's Group on August 6, 2010

  • Photographer: Filomena Scalise

    Make plans for getting to the interview: know exactly where you’re going to and to whom you’ll be speaking. Allow extra time to get to your interview in case there are delays due to weather or traffic.

  • Buy a subway , bur or train ticket: fill your car with gas: or reconfirmed other transportation plans.
  • Wear your interview attire, ensuring it is clean and pressed.
  • Make sure you have at least two pairs of new or as good as new hosiery. Your hosiery should be sheer, off-black or nude.
  • Confirm child care and any other plans that require you to depend on someone else. Have back -up plans in case your primary ones fall through.

The Night Before the Interview…

  • Check the weather forecast. Will you need a umbrella? Should you wear a coat ?
  • Plan how you wear hair and makeup. You shouldn’t try anything new, and your appearance should be appropriate for a professional setting.
  • Your fingernails should be conservative in length and color, and your polish should not be chipped.
  • Do as  much of your morning preparation as you can for both yourself and your family.
  • Do something to relax, such as taking a warm bath or exercising.
  • Eat a healthy dinner and go to bed early.

Pack your bag for the interview. Remember to bring

  • Photo identification for building security or your application
  • Directions to the interview and the exact address, including floor and suite numbers
  • The name and phone number of the interviewer in case you’re running late
  • A few copies of your resume and cover letter. Don’t forget to prepare a list of professional references, too
  • A pad of paper and pen
  • Samples of your work if you’ve been asked to bring them or think you might have an opportunity to show them
  • The questions you’ve prepared to ask the interviewer.

This information was reprinted from a brochure created by Robert Half International, the exclusive staffing services partner of Dress for Success

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