Interview Planner

 Purchase correspondence paper (stationery and matching envelopes).
 Keep enough paper stock on hand to print your resumes, 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 resume with you.
 Keep on file an interview folder to bring with you on interviews. It should contain: a few resumes 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, and 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.

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