It is normal to feel nervous the day before the interview. That is why it is helpful to prepare with the checklist provided below. This checklist can help you make sure that you have all things covered. By following this list, it will help you eliminate the stress of the interview day.
Interview Preparation Checklist
Choose your outfit
Planning your outfit the day before your interview helps alleviate any stress that may occur on the morning of your interview. It leaves a great impression if your shoes are polished, you have stockings that do not have a ladder and that your outfit is wrinkle and stain free.
Pack your bag
Pack your bag with all the vital items you may need. That is, a copy of your resume and portfolio if necessary, mints, an interview cheat sheet, a phone charger, extra stockings, your wallet with an ID and any relevant tickets and deodorant to name a few.
Check interview location and contact information
Write down the interview location and contact details as a quick reference. If unsure where the interview is located, it is wise to search on the internet the day before to find out how you will get there.
Figure out how to get there
Google maps can be a life saver! Whether you are travelling by car, bus or train, it is wise to look up the company office details and plan how long you will need to travel there. That way, you can ensure that you will arrive on time for your interview. It is also wise to search for parking options if you are driving and what security you will go through (if the office is located in a bigger building).
Review interview questions
If you have planned answers to possible questions that the interviewer may ask as well as questions that you wish to ask the interviewer, it is good to review these answers before the interview.
Research the company
Make sure you know the names of the individual(s) that will be interviewing you and what their title is in the company. If unsure, look at their LinkedIn profile!
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Always consider what you will be having for breakfast and/or lunch, depending on what time of day the interview is scheduled.
Set an alarm
It won’t hurt to have an extra reminder!