Interview Checklist

Prepare for Success

  1. Do your homework: Research the organization and study the job description. What is the organization’s mission, vision and history? If you are chosen for the position, what are the most important duties you will perform?
  2. Be prepared: Bring copies of your resume, pen and paper, and any necessary portfolio items with you.
  3. Make a good impression: Take pride in your appearance by dressing professionally. Arrive at least 10 minutes early, be friendly, and make eye contact with those you meet. Project confidence but not arrogance.
  4. Ask questions: Bring a list of questions you have about the job description or the organization with you. During the interview, write down any questions that come to mind and ask them at an appropriate time. Don’t talk over your interviewer.
  5. Be honest: Answer questions truthfully, clearly and directly. Don’t beat around the bush, and if you don’t know the answer to a question, don’t try to make one up.