Prepare for the interview. Practice answering sample interview questions and develop your list of questions to ask the employer. Write your questions on paper or type them up and bring the questions with you.
Research the company. Learn about the company you’re interviewing with before you arrive at the interview. This will allow you to confidently discuss with the employer how your skills are a good fit for the position and their organization.
Dress for success. This is the first impression you’ll make with the employer so make it a good one. It’s very hot in Phoenix so if you’re wearing a suit wait to put the jacket on when you arrive at the interview location.
Don’t over think it. Be yourself. Listen carefully to the questions and answer them truthfully without thinking about what you think the interviewer wants to hear. If you did your research and prepared this should be easy.
Arrive on time. This should go without saying but you definitely don’t want to be late for your first meeting with your potential employer. That is sometimes enough to get you eliminated from the interview process. Also be careful not to arrive too early. Phoenix traffic can be hectic so map out the location before the actual interview day.
Provide clear examples. Be sure to provide clear examples when answering questions to ensure you have conveyed your point to the interviewer. The interviewer may not ask for examples but remember to provide them anyway.
Be cordial to everyone. The interview doesn’t start when you sit down in the interview room. It started when you scheduled with the assistant or HR or when you made travel arrangements with their representative or when you arrived at the office and were greeted by the receptionist. Remember everyone is watching you.