So you got the call-they want you to come in for a job interview. Yesss! This is your chance to grab the job. Here's a checklist of ten things to do before you arrive at your job interview.
A few days before the interview, you should:
Research the company
Look online to get a feel for who they are and how they operate. Interviewers won't like it if you ask "So, what does your company do?" Places like Glass Door and LinkedIn are great places to do some research, and don’t forget to check out the company’s official website.
Anticipate your interviewer's questions
Some of the simplest interview questions are the hardest, like "What's your greatest weakness?" Come prepared with answers. (Hint: they don't really want to know that your greatest weakness is drunk-dialing ex-girlfriends.) Ideal answer will include a solution, like: "I can be disorganized at times, which is why I write down all my important tasks."
Think of your own interview questions
Interviewers always ask "So, what questions do you have for me?" Saying nothing looks bad, think of at least three questions to ask during interviews.
Practice interviewing with a friend
It may feel silly to sit on the couch with a buddy and talk about your career aspirations. But doing a mock interview can help relax you - because now you know what to expect.
Gather everything you need
Directions to the place, a printed copy of your application or resume, phone numbers of references, a shirt without ketchup stains. Got all that? You're good to go.
Ready? Awesome! Get a good night’s sleep, and make sure you know what to do the day of an interview.