Interviewing for a new job can be very stressful. You have to find that balance of confidence and know-how to make youserlf look great, without coming across as too arrogant. Here are a few tips that will help you through the process, and remember: you can do this!

1. Be On Time!

I cannot stress this one enough. Almost any employer will notice when that clock goes one minute over if you are not there. Punctuality is often a very important part of the job, and no matter how great you are at it, if you can’t be on time you will likely not stay there long. Being where you need to be on time will give you a great first impression, and the employer will go into the interview with a more positive attitude. If you are really seriously about this job and want to do even better, get there 10-15 minutes early.

2. Be Well Dressed And Groomed

It doesn’t matter if you are interviewing to clean New York’s sewars, don’t show up in sweat pants and smelling like you need a shower! If you look and/or smell unsightly, it is almost guaranteed that you will not be considered. If you smoke, refrain from doing so on the way there.

3. Have An Upbeat, But Not Over-Excited Attitude

You don’t want to go through your interview with your shoulders and head slouched down. Make good eye contact, sit up straight, and smile often. You want the employer to know that you really want to be there and are interested in the job they have to offer, and body language is one of the most important ways to convey that. At the same time, you don’t want to be too excited. An in-your-face energetic presence can easily take your name off the table when it comes time for them to make a decision.

4. Don’t Bad-Mouth Your Previous Jobs

In an ideal world, nobody would ever get fired because everyone would do a spectacular job, and you would only ever leave because a better opportunity is afoot. Unfortunately, such is not always the case. It is ok to be honest about your old jobs, employers wouldn’t ask if they didn’t want to know what happened. But no matter if it was your fault or theirs, being negative will always put them on edge, because it will make it seem like it is regardless your fault due to an attitude problem. Also, it makes them wonder what you will say about them to others.

5. Be Prepared

The more prepared you are for an interview, the more comfortable you will feel, which will make for a much more positive experience for everyone. Bring your resume, and be sure and research the company and job description before you go in, so you know exactly what you are getting into. This will help to avoid any surprises.

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