The Interview

The biggest step to showing you are becoming an adult the bittersweet interview email , “Hello Ashley we have looked over your application and would like to invite you to come in for an interview”. Pumped you’re one step closer to getting away from your minimum wage high school job.  Scared out of your mind to actually have to sit down and have a face to face conversation about your future and below par skills you have acquired over the years. What do I wear? what do I say? and  what do I not do? we are not alone though because at one point or another those interviewing you where the petrified college student sitting on the other side of the desk. Here is a list of the Dos and Don’ts of an interview from people who have been through it before us.

Do’s

  • Dress to impress, don’t over dress but more importantly don’t underdress no fortune 500 company wants to hirer someone with ripped jeans messy hair and a stained shirt. Black pants with a white or neutral colored shirt with a nice accessory
  • BE ON TIME! can’t stress that enough
  • Research the company
  • Don’t act rehearsed be comfortable and speak clearly
  • When asked do you have any questions for me.. ASK A QUESTION!! the interviewer wants to see if you show interest in the company and what better way to do that than asking questions about the company
  • Send a email Thanking the interviewer within 24 hours
  • Show up prepared and confident that you deserve this job you will get this job!

Don’ts

  • Act desperate for the job
  • When asked what you expect to get paid don’t give an amount!! try to defer from the question, “I’m looking for the best offer based on my experience and education.”
  • chew gum
  • Smell of too much perfume/ cologne
  • have your cell phone on or ring during the interview
  • Bring friends or family
  • Speak badly about previous company you worked for

You will mess up some interviews coming from experience, and others experiences we are all just learning how to join the elite group of adulthood.

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