“Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.”
BEFORE THE INTERVIEW – Get Prepared
Resume current, accurate and complete.
Reference names and numbers ready.
Location of the interview and directions.
Professional interviewing clothes and simple, conservative accessories.
Become knowledgeable about the company you’re interviewing with.
Review their website, who they are, their product and services and their general business approach.
Be ready with answers to basic interviewing questions such as:
• Tell me a little about yourself.
• What is your long term goal?
• Why did you leave your last job?
• What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
Be ready with questions for the interviewer when they ask you if you have any, such as:
• What do you like about working here?
• What is the most important quality you are looking for in your new employee?
• When will you be making your final hiring decision?
• When would you like someone to start working?
THE INTERVIEW – Be Confident
Get a good night’s sleep and feel good in the morning – be energetic with pep in your step!
Look your best – professional business attire with simple, conservative accessories.
Take a moment before you go in to meet your prospective new employer, to visualize a positive and harmonious interaction with everyone in the office.
Remember the interview starts as soon as you arrive, as the person in the elevator could be the person you’re interviewing with and it’s always great to have the receptionist put in a good word for you.
Arrive five to ten minutes early, which gives you a chance to compose yourself as well as observe and get a feeling about the office before you go in to interview.
Greet the interviewer with a good firm handshake – not to hard or too soft.
Maintain good eye contact, sit up straight and let them know you are genuinely interested in their job opportunity.
Be “cool, calm and collected” – no reason to be nervous – keep your focus on how your skills and abilities can best help fill their needs.
Thank the interviewer for their time and let them know you look forward to hearing from them.
Also say thank you and goodbye to the receptionist.
AFTER THE INTERVIEW – Be professional and follow through
Call CHERYL ANN MEDICAL PERSONNEL and share how the interview went and if you are interested in the position, and we will follow up for you with the client regarding their thoughts as well.
Unless the position is confidential, send a thank you card thanking them for the opportunity to interview with them and expressing your interest in their position.
Follow up with any agreement you may have made with the interviewer.