What should I be sure to do when I get called for an interview?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Career counselor Karen Chopra discusses what to say and find out when called for an interview.

    Host: what should I be sure to do when I get called for an interview?

    Karen Chopra: This is your first opportunity to make a good impression with the employer. Even if it's a secretary that's calling. Make sure that you sit down and find out exactly when they are expecting you. How long they think the interview is going to be, so that you know whether you are planning for half an hour or two hour or full day interview. You want to get the address, the exact address where you are going and some landmarks if you have never driven to the place before.

    You want to ask about who you are going to be meeting with, the name of the person, the title. If it's going to be more than person, get the names of everyone that you are going to be meeting with. Normally they are not asking you to bring anything but if you are in a field where portfolios are part of what you normally bring to an Interview, make sure to ask what you should bring along to the interview and confirm again, what the emergency contact information is the morning of the interview, whom I am going to call, if there is a problem. Again, repeat the date and the time and make sure that you have got that right and then pick the name of the person who will help you to setup the interview, thank him very much and then start preparing for your interview.