Carry a portfolio with you, including: extra copies of your resume, references or reference list, transcripts, certifications, samples of your work, pen/pencil, note pad, and your appointment calendar.
Be enthusiastic; have an absolutely positive attitude.
Make a good first impression. Introduce yourself to the secretary/receptionist and follow the instructions you are given.
During the Interview
Greet the interviewer by name; address the interviewer by first name if invited to do so.
Offer a firm handshake during introductions, try to match their style of shaking.
Be aware of nonverbal behavior, make eye contact and control any nervous habits.
Relax, be yourself and think of the interview as an exchange of information.
Listen carefully to questions and give clear, concise answers.
Ask questions regarding job-related issues that will provide you with helpful information and will demonstrate your knowledge of and interest in the position and in the organization.
Inquire about follow-up procedures and thank the interviewer for his or her time.
After the Interview
Write down everything you feel you handled right and wrong. Note any information you may need to include in your thank you letter. Use the interview as a learning experience.
Always get the contact information of everyone involved in the interview process (name, address, title, email address). Ask the secretary/receptionist or ask for business cards.
Send a thank you letter. Be sure to reiterate your interest in the position/organization.
If you do not hear back from the employer within the prescribed time, make a follow up phone call to find out what the status of the search process is for the position you interviewed for.