Hiring managers usually have a tight schedule with other candidates. Showing up late can make your time with them shorter or disrupt the following interviews. If you arrive late, you might not seem serious or committed to the position. That’s why being on time is crucial. On the other hand, arriving too early can also give the wrong impression. You might look like you're desperate or arrogant.
So, what to do? We have some tips for you:
✅ Plan commuting time and transportation;
✅ Clear your schedule on the day of the interview;
✅ Consider some time for a security check;
✅ Try to arrive ten minutes earlier;
✅ In case of emergencies, send an email asking if the interview could be postponed;
✅ If something happens and you arrive late, be sure to apologize, explain and continue with the interview. Careful not to exaggerate your excuses!
✅ If you arrive too early, wait in the car or go for a walk. Keep your eyes on your watch!
Andrei Kurtuy, "26+ Biggest Interview Mistakes (To Avoid in 2021)" on novoresume.com
Jenna Goudreau, “CNBC managing editor reveals the 11 most common job interview mistakes” on cnbc.com
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