There's one very simple way to impress the person interviewing
you for a job: come prepared. Such a high number of job-hunters
skip this step--even with the resources of the Internet at
their fingertips--that you'll automatically gain extra points
by demonstrating a little upfront effort.
Research the Company
You don't need to prepare a 40-page analysis of the company's
financial situation, mergers and acquisitions, and product
lines from the last 5 years; it's enough to seek out--and
read--readily available public information.
Whether you're a born actress or so shy you need help ordering
a pizza, a little interview preparation can go a long way.
Review this checklist before you head out the door.