Resume Rick’s Interview Checklist

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Resume Rick’s Interview Checklist

Use this checklist as a guide for things to remember as you prepare for your interview!

Documents & Preparation

  • Do you have multiple copies of your resume printed on high-quality paper?
  • Do you have an extra copy of the cover letter you submitted?
  • If applying for a job requiring a portfolio, do you have examples of your work?
  • Do you have a completed application form or copy of the job posting?
  • Do you have a copies of you proof of employment eligibility and personal ID?
  • Do you have a notebook or extra paper to jot down notes and questions?
  • Do you have a sturdy folder or folio to organize all of the above documents neatly?
  • Have you researched the company beforehand to understand its industry, primary products/services and business mission?


  • Have you had a recent haircut or styled/combed/brushed your hair?
  • Have you taken time to organize a professional looking outfit?
  • Do you have shoes appropriate for the selected clothes?
  • Is your outfit wrinkle free and worn properly (ties, belts, collars, etc)
  • If you have poor eyesight, are you wearing your glasses or contact lenses?
  • Have you brushed your teeth/chewed gum to ensure no offensive odors?
  • Have you planned an appropriate amount of time to reach the location of the interview at least 15 minutes early?


  • Did you turn you cell phone off or set it to silent?
  • Did you make sure to use the restroom before the interview?
  • Did you make a proper introduction with a firm handshake and reasonable eye contact?
  • Did you maintain regular eye contact during the interview, maintain a proactive posture and ask good, relevant questions?
  • Did you take notes during the interview?
  • Did you engage in the interview by reacting to information with thoughtful, pertinent responses, with confidence and enthusiasm for the department/company?


  • Did you ask at least 2 meaningful questions?
  • Did you get a commitment for follow-up?
  • Did you collect all of your documents and belongings?
  • Did you close with a thank you and handshake?
  • Did you thank the receptionist or front-desk person too?


  • Did you send a customized thank-you letter within 24 hours of the interview?
  • Did you supplement the follow up letter with a phone call to the interviewer?
  • Did you take notes and apply knowledge from this interview for your next interview?
  • If offered the job, do you have a clear understanding of start time, salary and job expectations?

Thanks for viewing and best of luck to you on your interview!

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