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Last-Minute Interview Prep Tips

Last-Minute Interview Prep Tips

Got any other last-minute interview tips?

Hamsa Ramesha | ManagerLink

Interviews can be pretty intimidating, so it’s understandable if you put off prepping for the big day because of nerves. Lucky for you, we’ve put together a cheat sheet of last-minute interview prep tips, whether your interview is tomorrow afternoon — or two hours from now.

Procrastinators, rejoice. You still have a chance at that job!

1. Dress Code

Looking the part really is half the battle. A professional interview outfit is part of making a good first impression. Ladies, keep it classy with appropriate heels, buttoned up shirts, and modest skirts. Avoid flashy jewelry, see-through blouses, and low-cut tops. Men, a pressed shirt and dress pants are always an easy option; consider a tie and a business jacket if it’s appropriate for the company. Never wear sneakers or shorts, and do go easy on the cologne.

2. Research

Get out your smartphone for a quick Google search on your company. Read up on any recent news items that the company is mentioned in and make sure you take a look at the company’s website. Familiarize yourself with their mission statement and general services. Expect to be asked why you want to work for this particular company, not to mention a handful of other tough interview questions about the company’s history. This is challenging even for the most prepared of interviewees, so don’t worry if you find yourself stumped. But if you do some research beforehand, you won’t look like a deer in headlights.

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