Meeting an employer face-to-face is an opportunity to prove your potential for success at their company. To prepare for any interaction with a potential employer, including interviews, career fairs or meet-and-greets, be sure to research the company thoroughly, dress appropriately and be prepared for tough questions.
Choose conservative, business professional attire. A black, navy or gray suit, with minimal accessories, is a safe choice. Clothing should fit well and be clean and pressed. Visit the Hart Center's Pinterest page for recommendations on professional dress.
Practice interviewing, anytime, anywhere. Access Big Interview through your Handshake account and practice your interview skills before meeting with an employer. View expert tips on interview preparation and answer mock questions.
Prepare to meet an employer by gathering all the necessary materials. Bring printed copies of your resume and any other documents the employer may request. Carry materials in a simple leather or vinyl-bound portfolio.
After meeting an employer, send a thank-you note to indicate your interest in the company and appreciation for the interview opportunity. Ask for the interviewer’s business card and send a note within 24 hours. Be genuine, and take care to mention something specific that you discussed with them. Conclude by reiterating your interest in the company.