Interview Checklist and Reminders

Pre-Interview Checklist

  • I know the address and name of the facility. 
  • I made a “dry-run” to the site and know how long it will take to arrive.
  • I know where to park or where public transportation drops off.
  • I have made adequate transportation arrangements.
  • I know the interviewer’s name.
  • I have my resume.
  • I have my sample application.
  • I have questions to ask the interviewer.
  • I have arranged for a babysitter and a back-up babysitter.
  • I am dressed in clean, conservative and professional clothing.
  • I have a neat appearance.
  • I have a positive attitude and self-confidence.
  • I know what my skills and strengths are.
  • I have practiced and prepared answers to typical interview questions.

Great Interviewees …

  • Are dressed professionally.
  • Are on time!
  • Have a solid handshake.
  • Show self confidence.
  • Smile and have a sense of humor.
  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Answer questions succinctly.
  • Are aware of non-verbal cues.
  • Talk objectively about their qualifications without appearing boastful.
  • Show interest.
  • Are focused and flexible.
  • Are polite and conscientious.
  • Generate excitement and enthusiasm.
  • Are positive.
  • Carry extra copies of their resumes.
  • Carry a notepad/portfolio to record important information.
  • Have reference sheets available.
  • Can pass the drug screening.
  • Follow-up with a thank you note.