- First Impression
Plan to arrive a few minutes early for the interview and take a moment to review any relevant literature or other material that could assist you in the interview process. Be sure you have given yourself enough time to drive, park, and prepare for the interview so that you are not rushed or late.
Be friendly to the receptionist. He/she may be asked by the interviewer about his/her impressions of you. While waiting, take time to review your materials & read any company literature available in the waiting area. If it is policy to fill out an application, do so even if you already have a resume outlining the same information asked for in the application. Complete the application neatly and answer all questions. Do not simply write, "see attached resume."
Introduce yourself to the interviewer. Be sure to maintain a friendly, professional demeanor the entire time.
Be sure to get the correct spelling of the person’s name and his/her exact title. Don’t call the interviewer by his/her first name.
Be yourself. Let them get to know you. Be confident but not conceited.
Don't answer questions with one word answers. This is the only opportunity for the employer to find out who you are, so be sure to give them adequate material. Give indication that the opportunity is more important than location or benefits.