1. Do your research.

Make sure you research the role, the company and the industry. Research people you are meeting with. LinkedIn is a great resource to understand their career path and their role within the company.

2. Look the part.

It takes 7 seconds to make a first impression and it is your most important impression. Make sure you are dressed professionally, your clothes fit correctly, and your accessories are subtle.

3. Be on time.

Plan your route, allowing extra time for any unexpected delays. If you come early, do not arrive to the location more than 5 minutes earlier.

4. Ask questions.

You should always have some questions for your interviewer to demonstrate your interest in the position and the company. Ask questions about the job, the company and the culture.

5. Be courteous.

Your every interaction is part of the assessment. How you present yourself on the telephone while scheduling an interview, to how you treat the receptionist when you enter the company lobby, to how you present yourself during the interview all count.

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