(be at least 15 minutes
early to fill out paperwork)
Dress in professional business attire.
Be pleasant and smile (you are looking for a job
so make sure you show them you are happy
to be there).
Shake hands warmly, and look your interviewer in
the eye. Be confident since you
wouldn't be there is you didn't have the skills.
Prepare a short synopsis of your skills and talents.
No more than 2 minutes.
Be prepared to present what you can offer to the
Be prepared. (Bring a copy of your resume and any/or
During the interview, ask questions about how you
can help the employer listen to the
Save questions about employee benefits until you
need the information to make a decision
about joining the firm.
Keep discussion of personal matters to a minimum.
Refrain from negative comments concerning previous
employers. Emphasize the positive ways
in which you handled a difficult situation if one
existed.· If, toward the end
of the interview, you have some skills that weren't
explored in the interview, be sure to
mention them now. This is your chance to
showcase your talents. (If you have a portfolio
of your work, that's even better!)