9. Gather your references
Many people forget to have these ready at a moment’s notice. It’s not a good look or feeling to be scrambling to check through your phone for the numbers of people you have asked to be references for you. Have them ready ahead of time.
8. Learn about the company
Once you’ve received a call for an interview, refresh your memory on the important details of the company. When they were founded, who the founders are, what the story is behind the operation and the name, etc. Any interesting or relevant details you can remember.
7. Pick your clothes ahead of time
Rushing to wash and iron on the day of your interview will only leave you nervous and edgy on the day of your interview. Have everything laid out and ironed the day before.
6. Get directions a day before
You really don’t want to get lost on your way to an interview, do you? Make sure you figure out the driving directions or your bus route ahead of time.
5. Know how you’re getting there
Speaking of directions, how are you getting there? Will you drive? Take public transit? Get a ride from a friend or family member? Make sure your transportation is worked out and set, so that you won’t be stressed before the interview.
4. Go to bed early
It shows when you haven’t slept. Do yourself a favour and catch some extra zzz’s before going in to put your best foot forward.
3. Eat something nice for breakfast
You need to feel good and relax. Treat yourself to something nice and start the day off right.
2. Wear comfortable shoes
Believe me, a pair of shoes can make or break your interview. The pain of tight or otherwise uncomfortable shoes will distract you from making your best impression.
1. Be yourself and don’t think too hard
No further explanation needed. Just do it! Interviewers are human too, so just have a conversation.