What To Do Before an Interview

Preparing is a crucial step in the interviewing process. There are many things that you can do beforehand to help you execute a successful interview!

Refresh yourself with the employer: Preparing for any questions relating to the organization and can impress the interviewer by showing them you’ve familiarized yourself with who they are. Check out reviews or news articles and what current and past employees have to say about working there. You are interviewing them just as much as they are interviewing you!  

Compare your qualifications to the job requirementsRevisitthe job description to remind you what skills are needed for the position. Think about your own skillset and qualifications you have that are relevant. Prepare specific examples of how your qualifications relate to the job position. 

Practice common interview questions: 1) You gain confidence and improve your comfort level; 2) You get constructive feedback about how answers sound and where you can strengthen your replies; 3) You can practice body language, eye contact, and vocal speed and tone.  

Locate Driving Directions: Allocate enough time to get to your destination. Figure out the parking so there are no surprises. Be sure to bring money in case you must park in a garage or metered parking.  

Plan your outfit:  Check out the video for more tips to Dress for Success or read our tips to Dress for Success!

Remember good health tips: 

  • Make sure you get enough sleep the night before.
  • Eat food that is light and not too filling
    • Avoid trying anything new to eat - just in case
  • Avoid drinking caffeinated beverages
  • If stressed or anxious, try these preparation and relaxation techniques