While most of your interview preparation for entry level jobs and should be done days in advance of your meeting, you’ll no doubt want to ready yourself a bit right before you walk through the office front door. Here are some last-minute candidate tips to polish yourself pre-interview.
Know your route
While it might not seem directly relevant to your interview’s outcome, planning your route to the meeting ahead of time can be an enormous benefit. Research the fastest way to get to the office the night before and make sure there aren’t any travel issues that might prevent arriving on time. You should also plan to leave with plenty of time to spare in case traffic delays slow you down.
You may have looked great heading out the front door, but you should pop into a bathroom before the meeting starts to do some emergency grooming. During your commute, your clothing can become wrinkled, your may hair fall out of place or makeup might require a touch up, and you’ll be glad you adjusted your looks instead of meeting the hiring manager looking disheveled.
Read over notes
While there isn’t exactly time to conduct a mock interview for some extra practice before the interview, spend the bus, subway or car (as long as you’re not driving!) ride over double checking your notes and writing down some additional questions to ask the interviewer at the end of the meeting.