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Over the last 30+ years, we’ve participated in thousands of interviews and have learned many lessons along the way. Whether you’re an industry veteran or just starting out, it never hurts to take a quick look to make sure you’re ready. We've gathered together helpful tips below.
If you have any questions or if we can assist you in any way, please don’t hesitate to call us at 973-331-9050.
Prior to Your Interview
We are here to help you. Prior to your interview, we will provide you with all of the necessary information needed to have a successful interview. Please never hesitate to reach out to us. Feel free to ask us any additional questions, however ridiculous they may seem. We want you to feel as prepared and confident as possible going into your interview.
Canceling or rescheduling an interview. If you schedule an interview and then decide that you want to cancel or reschedule it—please give us as much notice as possible- preferably by both phone and email!! We would rather you be honest with us so that we may alert our client with ample notice.
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-Day of Your Interview
Be on time. Arrive 10 minutes early but no earlier than that. Coming in earlier than 10 minutes makes the interviewer feel rushed to meet you and may give them a negative feeling before even meeting you. Have your cell phone on in we have to reach you the morning of your interview or if you get lost and have to call us and/or the client. Be sure to turn off your cell phone upon arriving to your interview. Always bring extra copies of your resume in case the client lost his/her copy or you meet with multiple people.
Dress for success. Dressing up for an interview conveys that you are serious about the position. Both men and women should wear suits to client interviews, even if the company observes a business casual dress code. When in doubt, go more on the conservative side. You don’t want your interviewer to be distracted by something you are wearing. Wearing perfume or cologne is fine but be sure it’s nothing too overwhelming.
Read about Making a Good First Impression
Read about Answering Questions
Read about Interview Don’ts
-After Your Interview
Following up. Feel free to inquire at the conclusion of the interview as to what the next steps will be and/or when the client expects to make a decision. Give us a call after you complete the interview as soon as possible to let us know how it went. In turn, we will immediately contact the client to discuss your mutual levels of interest and feedback. While you should feel free to send a thank you note to your interviewer (email or regular mail is fine), you should not have any further direct contact with the client for any reason. All of your communication should be through FYI Solutions.