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Tips for your future interview from Ms. Moffett and Mrs. Coyle

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Job interviews can be nerve-wracking. At one point in our lives, we will all have to do a job interview. There are Do’s and Don’t’s. Here is a list that will help you prepare for your future interview:

  1. Dress presentable and according to a dress code. If you are unaware of the dress code, avoid wearing loose or tight clothing. Do not wear distracting accessories. Make sure to wear appropriate shoes as well.
  2. Be on time. This is one of the most important tips to keep in mind. Remember it is always safe to be five to ten minutes early to a job interview. Your time management is the first impression to your future employer. Do not be late.
  3. Have a firm handshake. It may not seem important, but when you introduce yourself with a firm handshake, it shows confidence and professionalism. Give the best first impression. Do not give a loose handshake or make it too tight.
  4. Maintain eye contact. When speaking to your future employer, it is necessary to demonstrate that you are listening and responding with correct body language. Do not look distracted.
  5. Make sure you have a resume and cover letter.  Some jobs will require you to have proof of work experience; even if the application does not ask for these to documents, make sure you have them prepared.
  6. Follow up. It is not mandatory to email or mail a thank you letter, but small details matter. When you show appreciation to the company you interviewed. It is a lift to your first impression. This tip will make you more memorable.

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