You’ve gotten the call you’ve been waiting for: It’s time to interview for a dream job. You’ve got a great resume and loads of experience. But do you have what it takes to pass muster during the interview?
Not surprisingly, the interview is when a lot of people blow their opportunity to land a job. They do all the wrong things, say the wrong words, or just generally perform in a way that turns off the interviewee. But you can avoid all that with these tips.
For starters, although you’ve focused on your career, an interview is time to focus on the company with research before you even walk in the door and shake a single hand. Follow appropriate polite rules—cell phone off, proper work clothes—and impress during the interview with attentiveness, positivity, and specificity. Make sure you understand what happens when you walk out the door, too.
Whether it’s your first or your fiftieth interview, use this graphic and these must-knows to knock it out of the ball park come interview time.