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Prepare for a Job Interview (2)
I'm going to get there early and make sure I have my best outfit all washed and ironed way ahead of time. If I wait for the last minute, I know I'll panic!
Yeah, preparation is key. Remember to call the interviewer by their name. People like to hear their name spoken out loud. But don't over-do it. OK... So what are you planning on wearing next Tuesday?
Well, I want to look good, but I don't want to look too stuffy. I was thinking about nice jeans and a sport coat.
Ummm... I'd recommend erring on the conservative side when it comes to clothes. I read somewhere that fifty-five percent of another person's perception of you is based on how you look. I'd say go with a suit and tie.
Fifty-five percent huh? Then I guess it's better to be over-dressed than under-dressed.
Yeah. I'd say a dark suit with a conservative tie. But the one main thing that I can't stress enough is confidence. If you need a clarification on something, speak up and ask... But don't turn into a blabbermouth.
Do you think I should tell him how terrible it is working at Shimomatsu Publishing? I bet he'd get a kick out of that!
Actually, when I interview people, I hate it when they badmouth previous employers. I think it's bad form and I also think "Is this what you're going to do to me one day?"
Good point. Peter, you are a true friend and I value your input.
Call me right after the interview and tell me how it went, OK?
tip: you can listen to it)
up 1: how about "tell me how it will have gone"?
up 2: Since "went" is OK, how about "tell me how it has gone"?