Day-of Interview To-Do List

The day of your interview is finally here! Here are some last-minute check-list items to make sure you establish a good first impression:

  • Bring a padfolio or notepad with a working pen, extra copies of your resume, and a list of questions to ask the employer (see “questions to ask” for help creating a list of questions)
  • Review your prepared STAR stories for common questions. Practice saying each story a few times out loud to get comfortable with your responses
  • Practice your handshake
  • Plan out your day ahead of time. Look up directions, parking, etc.
  • Have the phone number of the person who set-up your interview on hand in case you need to contact them
  • Do a last-minute social media check to make sure any public pictures and information are clean and professional
  • Give yourself plenty of time to travel and arrive a few minutes early
  • Before you enter the building, turn your cell phone off (or at least on silent - ringtones or vibrations can be an embarrassing distraction for both you and the person interviewing you)
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