- Do your research. Research the company and position thoroughly before your interview. It's never appropriate to ask, "What does your company do?"
- Catalogue your professional achievements. Giving concrete examples is the best way to answer employers' questions about your experience with programs, certain skills or challenging workplace situations. Reflect on times you've overcome challenges, showed initiative, solved problems and achieved success.
- Dress for success. Standard interview attire is a suit--regardless of industry or experience level. Your suit should be a conservative color, clean and free of wrinkles.
- Pay attention to body language. A smile, firm handshake and great eye contact help you make a killer first impression. Slouching in your chair, crossing your arms across your chest or looking away from someone who's speaking to you can do just the opposite.
- Practice, practice, practice. Conduct a mock interview with a career counselor.
For more information on interviewing, visit our Interview Techniques page.