Here it is – the list you review the day of your interview, from getting ready to waiting for the interview to start. This list will help you to be confident and nail your next interview.

Your Presentation

  • Clean and pressed clothes/suit
  • Polished shoes
  • Looking good in mirror
  • Hair orderly
  • Fresh breath
  • No strong scents

Your Preparation

  • Directions
  • Company research
  • Research interviewers
  • Stories prepared to demonstrate experience
  • Practiced answers to expected questions including difficult/challenge questions
  • Prepared questions to ask
  • Samples of your work
  • Mock interview

Walking out the Door

  • Pen
  • Paper to write on
  • Business cards
  • 5 copies of resume
  • Breath mint
  • Tissue
  • Plenty of time to drive
  • Written directions

While Waiting for the Interview to Start

  • Remember: firm handshake
  • Remember: Smile
  • Remember: Strong and open body language
  • Review answers to hard questions
  • Remember: names of people
  • Remember: it’s a conversation not an interrogation
  • Read through job description
  • Read through research notes on job/company
  • Review “I want the job” pitch
  • Pep talk – you’re gonna nail this

So there you go. The ultimate interview preparation checklist to help you nail your next job interview. Contact us today for more interview help and resources.

Any list that claims to be definitive is always subject to debate. So what else is on your pre-interview checklist? Let us know in the comments below.


, Your Checklist to Prepare for an Interview

Amy Wolfgang

Amy Wolfgang is a career coach who founded Wolfgang Career Coaching and co-founded Coaching 4 Good. She brings over 15 years of corporate and coaching experience to help organizations boost employee engagement while simultaneously helping her clients excel in their careers. She is a certified PCM (Professional Career Manager) and has a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin.

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