Interview

Interview

Your job application and resume got you this far. Now, more than ever, it’s important to make a good impression. Begin by doing a little homework so you’re prepared for the interview. The more you know about the company and the job you are applying for, the better you will appear in the interview. Find out as much information as you can about the company and what it does. Equally important, but sometimes overlooked, is simply knowing the location of the interview and how to get there.

Preparing For The Job Interview

Prepare your interview materials before you leave for the interview. Bring several copies of your resume and a list of references. Dress appropriately for the interview. You will be judged in many respects by what you wear and how you present yourself.

Find out what the company does. Does it make or sell a product, provide a service, or have another purpose?  Has the company been featured recently in the newspaper or on TV and for what reason?  The Internet is another possible resource. The more you know about the company, the better you will appear in the interview.

Find out as much as you can about the job you are applying for. Talk to someone in the company’s human resources office or someone you know personally who has held a similar job, to learn about duties and working conditions.

Know the location of the company and how to get there. Plan your transportation and give yourself enough time to arrive at least 10-15 minutes before the interview. You need to allow the extra time for unexpected delays.

Video by Josie Lamp of the Boulder County Workforce Center