Some interviews may not have the happy ending that you hoped for but with these tips you will be golden.
One- It’s time to buy a suit and you want to stand out don’t look like everyone else that’s too easy. Black is a no it’s too boring. Now, I’m not saying wear pink but look at these pictures for some ideas ladies.
Two-Be Prepared! I can’t say this enough do your research on the company and the person who is going to interview you. I’m sure you can find the person who is going to interview you on LinkedIn and you can find out their exact role in the company this way. Make sure you know everything about the role you’re interviewing for so you can talk about your experiences and your abilities that can contribute to that specific position.
Three-The resume is VERY important! Please know your resume inside and out it is what is going to land you the interview and you need to know how your past experiences can help you be successful on the new job or co-op.
Four-Ask Questions! Recruiters love questions. Well smart questions. It shows you are thinking beyond the interview process and seeing yourself in the actual position. Any question that shows you’ve done your homework and are well-informed about what’s going on with the company is great. Just make sure you’re prepared with questions about the co-op, company, and any very specific questions.
Five-The presentation is key. Have a portfolio with a pen and pad of paper along with your business cards ready to be handed out. Make sure to have a take away for your interviewer so that they can really remember you. I always give my interviewer a copy of my resume, references, letter of recommendation and some information about my company in a presentation folder with a clear cover so they can see my resume first. This is just a way to be unique and have a good presentation when you walk in.
Remember these steps to be successful at your next interview