- Be on time. Intend to arrive a few minutes early to a job interview (but no more than 10 minutes)
- Dress professionally and show a positive attitude. Do not underestimate the importance and impact of professional image. If ever unsure of dress code it is better to be more corporately dressed on the first meeting.
- Research the company before meeting with the company representative. Plan to have at least one or two relevant questions to ask during the meeting.
- Employers want to surround their teams with positive people. Always speak positively about past employers and team members or even yourself. Any negativity or discussion of ‘personality conflict’ will not be looked upon favourably. It is better to talk about highlight points and if a discussion about a ‘challenge’ comes up in the interview always look to find the ‘positive outcome’ that you learned from it or that may have resulted from it. (as this can sometimes be a challenging topic consider your response to this in advance of the interview)
- Take notes during an interview if appropriate and ensure you are clear on any position details. Ask questions—don’t assume.
- Send a thank you card to the person that interviewed you. In the internet age, this will certainly help you stand out. Be sure to double check for any spelling or grammatical errors before sending.