How to Prepare for an Interview

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How to Prepare for an Interview
Rasmussen College

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This essay is being submitted on April 20, 2013 for Brooke Easton’s B080 Section 16 Reading and Writing Strategies course.

How to Prepare For an Interview
When preparing for an interview, there are a few steps to follow in order for it to be successful. The first step before going on an interview is to find out as much as possible on the company as you can. This is a very important factor because during the interview it will help you in answering questions and asking questions if you have any. Also it allows you to make sure that the company is a right fit for you. Practicing before the interview will help you to keep calm during the interviewing process. You won’t be scrambling for answers and you will feel more comfortable. First impression is everything, so how you look plays a big part. Never wait for the last minute to find your interview clothes; you should always an outfit available. Your look has to be neat, tidy and well-groomed to present a positive image for the employer and also the company. Many people don’t know what they need to bring to their interview, and they also don’t know what not to bring. You should always have at least two copies of your resume with you, your list of references and also a list of questions to ask the interviewer. A cup of coffee, gum or anything else other than yourself and your credentials should not be brought with you to the interview site. Knowing the directions a day before your interview is very important. You can use some of the search engines like MapQuest or HopStop to find out exactly where you will be going. You don’t want to be late for your interview, so also give yourself a few minutes and arrive a little earlier than your interview time. When arriving to the interview, you will then be watched at all times. Make sure you greet the receptionist, your interviewers, and anyone else politely and enthusiastically. Make sure you make eye...
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