“[The staff at Palmer is] extremely diligent and helpful, making sure to get a job that matches your skills. Working with them and having them really work for you was an absolute pleasure!”
— Placed Candidate
Interview Support, Articles & Resources
- The interview is a time for both you
and the employer to find out if the position you are applying for is a good
match for your interests and abilities.
- Before going into an interview, you should
know your own strengths and weaknesses, and be able to describe them clearly.
In addition, you should know some basic information about the employer. It
is a good idea to browse through a company’s website before your interview.
- Dress slightly more formally than what
is typical in the position you are applying for. If you are unsure of what
is typical, remember that nobody was ever hurt by dressing too nicely.
- Arrive 10-15 minutes early, or at the
very least be on time. Avoid being late at all costs. If for some reason you
are going to be late, let the employer know as soon as you do, and apologize
- Start the interview off strong. On average
it takes seven seconds to make a first impression and the first impression
the employer gets of you will set the tone for the entire interview.
- During the interview, ask any questions
you may have about the employer and/or the position.
- If the employer mentions that you should
feel free to contact him or he offers a business card, send a thank you note.
It is perfectly acceptable to send a thank you via email, as long as you
write it as if it were a hand-written note, i.e. use proper grammar, spelling,
- Be prepared to demonstrate your skills and expertise through specific examples, and use the phrase "I did" or "I have" versus "I would."