How to behave when applying for a job?
November 28, 2006 4:19am CST
28 Nov 06
Preparation is essential to remaining calm under pressure and is the first step toward a successful interview. Here are some tips: Give yourself plenty of time to get there. Ask about parking availability before you go. Know the exact place and time of the meeting, the interviewer's full name (including correct pronunciation) and his or her title. Research the company through the Internet or the library to learn relevant facts such as annual sales revenue, principal lines of business and locations. Look your professional best. Wear business attire in neutral colors and be conservative in your use of fragrance, cosmetics and jewelry. Organize the night before. Your interview clothing, briefcase and portfolio should all be prepared. Get a good night's rest. Re-read your resume before the interview. Arrive poised and confident. Bring several copies of your resume and a list of references. Greet your interviewer with a firm handshake and an enthusiastic smile.