Most of the time job interview tips focus on the interview basics, like interview questions interview dress code, interview body language, etc. We at Everyday Interview Tips are guilty of the same thing. After all, those categories have a lot of information, and there is no limit to the amount of information you can receive on those topics.
Still, sometimes it is best to get a few quick and helpful pieces of advice that aren’t covered by the most basic job interview tip categories. Below are some of the little things that you should remember to do before your job interview.
- Feed the Meter, Check Your Car
“Excuse me, I don’t want to interrupt, but I noticed a lime green Volkswagen rabbit sitting outside that looks like it’s about to get a parking ticket, is that yours?”
The last thing you want to see is your car getting towed through the interview room window because you forgot to pay the meter. You also do not want to go outside after a successful interview only to realize your battery has died and you need your interviewer to give you a jump. Make sure your car is in order before your interview. If you took the bus, make sure you have bus money home. The interviewer is not going to make change.
- Go to the Bathroom
The awkwardness of a bathroom break can harm even the best interviews. Go to the bathroom first. Your interviewer is going to notice your discomfort if you look like you need to pee throughout the interview and you don’t want to have an accident simply because you were in too much of a rush to go beforehand. See if you can go to a nearby coffee shop bathroom so that you don’t have to do this in the potential place of employment.
- Check Your Face
While in the bathroom, check your face. Do you have any little green things hanging from your noise? Do you have dog hair stuck in your beard? Do you have spinach in your teeth? It doesn’t matter if the interviewer loves spinach or dogs, these are going to leave a negative first impression at your interview.
Give Yourself Time
Most importantly, make sure you have time to do all of these things. If you are going to show up to the interview the moment it begins, then you have no chance to run to the bathroom or check yourself out in the mirror. A few extra minutes can save you a lot of heartache.
Take Away Interview Tips
- Check your transportation.
- Go to the bathroom.
- Watch out for stray boogers.