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Interview Planner for College Students

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  • Purchase correspondence paper stock (stationary and matching envelopes).
  • Keep enough paper stock on hand to print your résumés, cover letters and other correspondence on matching stationary and envelopes.
  • Know the standards for writing cover letters, thank you letters, and when to phone.
  • Keep stamps on hand at all times!
  • Keep track of all career related written and verbal correspondence.
  • Identify your basic interview wardrobe: select one or two outfits or suits that are considered fairly conservative for your field.
  • Locate your local overnight or one-hour dry cleaner.
  • Polish your business shoes.
  • Always have extra, clean copies of your résumé with you.
  • Keep on file an interview folder to bring with you on interviews. It should contain: a few résumés in a plastic sleeve, some reminders for yourself about your skills and your goals, and a pen and some paper to make notes before and after the interview.
  • Bring to the interview: your interview folder, the names of the people you are meeting and the address with directions. You may also want: a comb, tissues, breath mints.
  • Know where you’re going in advance.
  • Leave yourself plenty of time to get there.
  • You want to arrive a little bit early, not just on time and never late.
  • Follow up with thank you letters immediately.
  • Make sure you can be reached, whether by phone, fax or email.
Interview Planner for College Students by
Authored by: Harrison Barnes