Job Interview Tips

  • Dress appropriately and conservatively
  • Be well groomed
  • Be polite and respectful
  • Do some research on the company
  • Look the interviewer in the eye, don’t fidget
  • Keep your answers to the point
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions
  • Find out as much as you can about the company before your interview
  • Know about the job you’re interviewing for and be sure you have the skills listed.  Make sure you can point out the skills you have that match what the employer needs.  Be able to show how you’ve used these skills in the past.
  • Be prepared! If you walk into a store with a help wanted sign to inquire about the job, make sure you’re ready to be interviewed on the spot.
  • Employers are looking for someone reliable who will show up when scheduled and a person who is willing to learn.
  • Don’t be afraid to point out successes you’ve had and the skills you possess that would make you the ideal candidate.
  • Know what hours you can work and be prepared to be flexible. Clearly articulate to the employer when you are available to work.
  • Find out about salary scales.  How and when are raises given?  Are they based on job performance?  Do all employees get raises after they’ve been on the job for a specific period of time?
  • What opportunities are there for advancement?