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18 Interview Success Tips

In advance of her June 11 session, Resume Reality: Is Your Resume Keeping You From the Job You Want?, Heidi Brown offers these 18 tips to a successful interview.

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1. Know what you’re going to wear before the day of the interview. Try it on, be sure it’s clean, buttons replaced, ironed, shoes are shined. All this shows you care about your image. And alleviates last minute problems the day of the interview.

2. Show up at an appropriate time, only about 5 to 10 minutes early. Too early looks weird and as if you can’t manage your time. And obviously too late looks like you can’t get somewhere on time. You may want to drive to the location the day before to be sure you know where it is, where to park, any construction or detours that may slow you down, etc. This alleviates stress and frustration the day of your interview.

3. Know the name of the person you’re actually interviewing with.

4. Be nice to the receptionist. Sometimes employers will go out and ask how you treated the receptionist. (We actually did this at my company!)

5. Turn off your cell phone. The employer doesn’t want you to have interruptions during the interview.

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