Interview Checklist

When preparing for an interview, there’s a lot running through your mind. Keep up with everything with this helpful checklist!

Before the Interview:

  • Confirm meeting time and location with interviewer
  • Pick out some business formal attire:
    • Ladies:
      • Knee-length skirt and nice blouse, dress, or dress pants and a blouse
      • Minimal jewelry
      • Heels or flats
      • Minimal perfume
    • Gents:
      • Jacket and pants
      • Tie
      • Dress shoes
      • Button up shirt
      • Minimal cologne
  • Practice answering typical questions with confidence

Day of the Interview:

  • Notebook and pen
  • Leave cell phone in car
  • Eat a good breakfast
  • Dress to impress
  • Bring 2 copies of your resume

During the Interview:

  • Firm handshake and introduce yourself
  • SMILE!
  • Maintain eye contact
  • Sound confident
  • Avoid messing with your hair or surrounding objects
  • Ask questions – never say ‘no’ when they ask if you do!

After the Interview:

  • Another firm handshake and thank them for their time
  • Mention that it was great to meet them and you look forward to hearing from them soon
  • Follow up 1-2 days after the interview with a ‘thank you’ note
  • Follow up with a call or email after 5-7 days if you haven’t heard back


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