Interview Tips – How to Make Your Interview Count!

A few pointers to slam-dunk your next face-to-face meeting!

  • Research the hiring company prior to your interview.
  • Prepare at least three questions you have about the job and company.
  • Arrive early but not more than 15 minutes before your appointment.
  • Dress conservatively. Avoid strong perfumes/aftershaves and excessive jewelry.
  • Don’t bring other people to the interview.
  • Bring extra copies of your resume.
  • Turn cell phone off.
  • Smile, make eye contact, and offer a firm handshake.
  • Focus on your strengths and how you can help the company.
  • Speak positively about current and former employers, colleagues and jobs.
  • Address salary, benefits and time-off policies ONLY if the interviewer initiates the topic.
  • Let them know if you are impressed with the company and want the job.
  • Promptly send a thank-you email to all who were present at the meeting.
  • Call Pinto Employment as soon as possible afterwards.