Arriving Too Late For The Interview
One of the most common mistakes that job seekers make going into an interview, one that can easily compromise an entire interview is arriving at the wrong time. It is difficult to overcome this initial bad impression created by arriving too late for the appointment. Luckily, there are a couple of different techniques that you can employ in order to avoid making this seriously costly mistake.
It is imperative that you arrive on time to your job interview appointment. You do not necessarily have to arrive at the appointment time on the dot, but a few minutes early are actually preferable. Make sure that you have working directions, which may mean driving them to test the travel time before the actual day of the interview. You may want to make a complete practice run to make sure that you have the timing right. Make sure that your dry run is completed at the same time as your interview so you can gauge the traffic at that time during the day.
Make sure that you have all of the information that you need long beforehand so that you are not scrambling at the last minute in preparation. For example, you should write down the name of the person that you are supposed to ask for so that you can go directly to the right place once you arrive. You should also make sure to bring all of the necessary documentation, which we will touch on later on in this report – But the important consideration to make is that you should gather all of your necessary documentation long beforehand so that you are not scrambling at the last minute to print out resumes, or to gather references and work samples to bring with you.
Arriving in a flustered rush is not a good way to show up to your interview. The whole intention of a job interview is to prove that you are the right candidate for a job, and if you prove your unreliability the first day that you meet the interviewer, you will have difficulty proving otherwise.
When it comes to arriving at your job interview, the best thing that you can do is arrive either right on time, or with ten or fifteen minutes to spare. Arriving late is essentially asking to be dismissed. People who have turned up late for job interviews have literally been turned away because employers are not looking for people who cannot prove their own selves to be dependable and trustworthy from day one.
Your interview is your first impression to your prospective employer, and your main intention should be to impress future employers in as many ways as you can.