New year, new career goals.
For some communicators, the beginning of the calendar year marks a time for establishing and pursuing fresh career objectives.
Whether you are a recent college graduate seeking that crucial entrée into the working world or you are looking to advance your career, nailing the interview is step one in the process of landing your potential dream job or getting that next promotion.
There are best practices that interviewees should abide by when it comes to interview preparation.
Over the next five weeks, we’ll be taking a look at Mandy Zaransky’s top five tips for a successful interview. As Ragan Communications’ chief marketing officer, she’s interviewed many marvelous candidates; she’s also observed some cringe-worthy performances.
One of the most stressful aspects of an interview is making sure you arrive in a timely manner. Of course, nobody wants to be late, but being too early, Zaransky says, could be equally detrimental.
With that, we tackle the first of her “Four P’s” of interview best practices: punctuality.