For many people, going in for a job interview is one of the most nerve-wracking experiences imaginable—especially when it’s an opportunity you really care about. Fortunately, Company Folders has created a helpful infographic that illustrates the 21 best tips for a successful job interview.
Here are a few of the most important tips to keep in mind if you want your interview to be a slam dunk.
- Appearances matter, so make sure that you’re dressed and groomed appropriately. Your resume and business cards should be clean, crisp and professional-looking. If you have any portfolio materials, consider presenting them in a custom-designed folder.
- Always try to frame your answers in a way that relates directly to the job you’re applying for. Be personable, but avoid going off on too many unrelated tangents.
- Don’t rush yourself if you receive a question you didn’t expect. Take your time and politely ask for more details if you require them. If need be, ask the interviewer for a few moments to formulate your answer.
- After the interview is over, provide a good final impression with a nice, firm handshake. Don’t forget to follow up with an e-mail, letter or phone call at a later date.