• Set up an online portfolio, if applicable
  • Update your resume regularly
  • Tailor your application to the job
  • Address the hiring  manager in your cover letter
  • Keep your resume neat and clean


     Phone interview

  • Choose a quiet location to take the call
  • Answer with, “Hello, this is “[Name]” , use a friendly, upbeat tone of voice
  • Have a professional voicemail message, just in case
  • Allow a pause before taking your turn to speak
  • Thank your interviewer for their time and say goodbye in a professional way
  • Emphasize your interest in the job… but keep it brief
  • Have a professional email signature


     In-Person Interview

  • Prepare copies of your resume and cover letter and have them handy
  • Do your research about the company
  • Keep hair and makeup simple
  • Arrive at least 10 minutes early
  • Be kind to everyone you encounter
  • Turn off or silent your devices
  • Stand up when your interview walks in and greet politely. Smile
  • Make yourself comfortable and keep a strong and confident posture
  • Ask thought-provoking questions and maintain eye contact
  • Tie your experience to the job in question
  • Listen carefully and ask questions
  • Thank your interview for their time