prepare for the interview. Talk to your RIF recruiter
and find out the exact location of the interview and
the interviewers name and title (including
in business attire. No jeans
or low-cut blouses! Always put your best
foot forward. Wear proper attire and greet your
interviewer with a firm handshake and an enthusiastic
direct eye contact.
research the company. Read up on the company itself. A
company's web site can usually be helpful for telling
you its history, mission statement, annual sales
revenue and different locations it may have. Research
the actual position you are applying for with the
company. Know what key skills they are looking for and
what key skills you have that will make you right for
the position. Also know what personality traits you
have that would separate you from other applicants and
make you better for the position. Your Resources In
Food recruiter should be able to help you with this
arrive 10-15 minutes early unless otherwise
specified. Late arrival for a job interview is never
a copy of your resume.
prepare a copy of references.
a pen and notebook to take notes during the interview.
prepare questions to ask during the interview. Develop
thoughtful questions to ask the interviewer about both
the job and company with which you are applying.
Don't ask generic questions and do not ask
questions to which the answers could easily be found
in the company literature.
everyone in the office/restaurant with a smile and
hello. First impressions are crucial!! Make sure that
your posture, body language and voice inflection
portray you as a confident and excited candidate.
out applications neatly and completely.
psyche yourself up! Its OK if you are nervous or a
little frightened. You have nothing to lose and
everything to gain.
unprepared for the interview. Youll never get another
chance to make a first impression. Familiarize
yourself with possible interview questions. Reflect on
how you will answer the questions. Develop
specific examples that highlight your skills. Make
sure that you can answer each question honestly and
sincerely without sounding like you prepared them.