Arrive 5-10 minutes early; being late is never acceptable, whatever the excuse. However, don’t arrive too early as this can be equally inconvenient. Make good eye contact when you meet your interviewer, smile and a give a firm handshake. Dress smartly unless advised otherwise; first impressions count so give yourself the best opportunity before you begin.
Researching the company before your interview is vital. This doesn’t mean just scanning the homepage. Look around the website, visit current events or company news. Do they have a blog? Try to get an understanding of not only what they do but their values and vision and the people that currently work for them.
The Job Description
Make sure you have thoroughly read and understood the job description. Try to remember key points of ‘desirable requirements’ that the company is looking for and adapt them to your own skill set.