5 Tips for a Successful Interview (cont’d)

Tip # 2- Do Your Homework

So, you’ve landed the interview, now what? Do your homework!Take some time and research the company. Visit their website and other social media sites that they might be linked to and gather your information. I’ll be honest, there have been a few companies who have contacted me that I never heard of, or knew anything about! It is not uncommon for an employer to ask “what do you know about the company?” So, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Check out their mission statement, “about us” page and company bios as references. There’s no excuse! We live in the Technology Age, where information is available literally at our fingertips. So before you head off to your interview- and before you post your #interviewpic- it’d be worth your while to pull out your smart phone and Google the company you’re interviewing for.

Tip # 3- Be Prepared

Now, this one is a broad topic because you have to be prepared for the worst. Keep in mind that some things, like the weather, are out of your control. In my previous post, I mentioned that the northeast was bracing itself for a snow storm. The morning of my interview it had begun to rain really hard, example of something out of my control. I once heard that a smart woman carries with her a pen and an umbrella. Now days women carry their whole life in their pocket book, so stuff an umbrella in there too, bag lady!

Also, if you plan on wearing heels, take heed to my advice, bring a pair of flats! There’s nothing worse when you’re trying to look cute and your feet are killing you! This especially goes for public transportation users like myself. Running for the bus in heels, not a good look. (“I hate heels, I hate heels. Love how they look but hate how they feel!” – Keri Hilson)

Speaking of public transportation, it’d be a good idea to look up schedules ahead of time so you won’t run the risk of being late for your interview, Tune into your local news for the weather, traffic delays and possible construction sites so you can plan accordingly.

Yours Truly,

The College Grad

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