Prepare for an Interview

Use this community to find best practices for nailing that interview!

Prepare. Dress. Answer. Ask!

You have prepared a targeted resume and concise cover letter, and now you have been invited to an interview.  Have you researched the organization?  Prepared and practiced typical interview questions answers?  Do you have your own questions ready to ask?

  • Portfolio with paper and pen
  • Job description
  • Resumes/References
  • Questions for the interviewer
  • Master resume to reference for company application, if necessary
  • Show and Tell items—publications, writing samples, etc.

  • Well-fitting conservative suit
  • Clean and pressed clothes
  • Shined shoes
  • Subtle accessories
  • Dark socks for men
  • Minimal make-up
  • Clear or light nail polish

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