Acing the interview
Research the company and the job posting.
It is important for you to gain a solid background of the company before going to a job interview. More important than learning about an organization’s history is knowing their business.
Review the details of your resume.
Many people often forget the details they put in their resumes thinking they will not be asked about it anyway. However, one purpose of the interview is to verify the information you have written in your resume and application. Failing to remember the things you mentioned sends the signal it may be false since you are unable to recall your own personal information.
Practice answering possible questions.
Come up with a list of possible interview questions and write down your answers. Do not become dependent on this list, however. Anticipating interview questions will allow you to think about the correct and most intelligent ways of answering them. Go through mock interviews with your friends and tell them to ask follow up questions. Doing this will prepare you to answer questions not on your list.
Prepare yourself physically.
Be well rested. You do not want to look exhausted or restless on the day of the job interview. Figure out what you are going to wear the day before the interview. The way you carry yourself always matters. Never dress up as if you are going to a party; you do not want to create the impression you are not serious about the job for which you are applying. You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Prepare interview attire appropriate for your desired position and never wear clothes which are too flashy, loud, or casual.
Colorado Springs Utilities Specific Tips:
Ask if there is anything you need to bring to the interview.
We conduct panel interviews consisting of 3 to 5 panel members. Always bring 5 resumes.
Drive or find the interview location the day/night before the interview to avoid being late or stressed.