If you want to land that job you have been dreaming of, and the only thing standing in your way is the interview, here are a few tips. It’s not just about your work experience and education. It’s also about your interview skills and people skills.
Wear black and/or white attire
Colorful clothing may be appropriate also, but you can’t go wrong with black and white. Make sure if your woman, your skirt isn’t too short. If you’re a man, make sure your pants aren’t too baggy. What black and white looks very professional, and also appropriate for interview attire.
Early is on time
When you go to your interview make sure you’re there at least 15 minutes earlier than your interview time. If you show up on time you will still be okay, but it just looks better when you’re there early. Never show up late because it looks like you’re not serious about the job or you are not ready to work.
Try not to wear too many accessories. If you’re wearing earrings, make sure they’re not too big. If you’re wearing perfume make sure its not overbearing. Try not to look too flashy when preparing for your interview. Make sure all of your clothing is ironed and has a neat clean appearance. I always do this when I have an interview, an land the job every time.
Some things may distract your interviewer from being able to concentrate on the interview. They may even disqualify you before the interview even begins. Make sure you cover your tatoos, and take out your visible piercings. You want your breath to be fresh, however don’t chew gum in the interview. A mint is ok as long as its not obvious. Avoid any and all things the interviewer might find distracting. This is really important because you want them to pay attention to what your saying. I’ve had friends tell me they were not hired because of this reason.
Prepare ahead of time
Before every interview, make sure you read about the job you applied for. Once I didn’t prepare and couldn’t answer relevant questions. Now, I always make sure I know the company policies, and a little history just in case they ask me about it in the interview. I also make sure I’m prepared for “What if” questions.