Interview Checklist

Interviews can be overwhelming, keep everything straight with this checklist.

There’s a lot more to an interview than answering questions about yourself. This checklist will help you navigate important things to remember before, during, and after the interview.

Before the Interview

  • Confirm the meeting time and location with interviewer
  • Pick out some business formal attire. Ladies: skirt or dress pants with a nice blouse or a dress. Gents: jacket and pants, tie, button up shirt, dress shoes.
  • Practice answering typical questions with confidence.

Day of the Interview:

  • Bring a notebook and pen or pencil to take notes
  • Don’t bring along your phone or remember to turn it off or put in on silent
  • Eat a good breakfast
  • Dress to impress
  • Bring two copies of your resume and any other relevant forms

During the Interview:

  •  Start with a firm handshake and introduce yourself
  • SMILE!
  • Maintain eye contact with the interviewer
  • Sound confident in your answers
  • 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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