yourself during that all-important interview. Follow these tips and
you may be that much closer to your first paycheck.
* Always arrive early.
* Bring an extra copy of your resume, just in case.
* Dress professionally and conservatively. Regardless of the type
of job you're after, everyone presents a more professional image in
proper business attire.
* Be enthusiastic, but not phony. Ask for a detailed description
of the job early in the interview, as that shows great interest. Not
only that, you can then talk about how your skills and experience are
a perfect match for the position.
* When asked, "Tell me about yourself," limit your answer to one
or two minutes, highlighting personal and professional achievements.
* Don't use one-word answers -- they imply nervousness and/or a
lack of interest.
* Let your interest show by asking questions. In fact, prepare
some questions to bring with you. Visit the company's Web site, get
to know what the company is about, and you're sure to come up with
two or three questions that will impress your interviewer.
* If you feel the interview is not going well, don't show that
you're worried. The interviewer might be trying to get a better read
on your personality.
* Turn off your cell phone. You don't want to rudely interrupt
your interviewer or stop the interview short.
* Finally, always send a thank-you note. Take the time to send it
on letterhead, since e-mail can seem impersonal.