The interview is your "in-person application." Before the interview, decided how to explain your interest in the job. During the interview, dress professionally and be respectful, polite, and confident in your abilities.
Learn some basic information about the company or organization.
The Library has many resources which can help you find this information. Check the research databases AtoZ , Business Insights: Global , Business Source Complete , and Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage . Also check the How to research a company  page. Ask a librarian  for help any time.
Remember that a potential employer will consider your attitude and your knowledge in addition to your prior work experience.
Review your application and résumé; you do not want to appear unfamiliar with items that YOU wrote and submitted!
Get the names and contact information of the people who interviewed you so that you can send them a thank-you note for the opportunity.
Use the Library's Job & Career Accelerator  and JobNow  online databases to learn more about interviewing. Job & Career Accelerator includes a section with tips on preparing for interviews, common interview questions, and suggestions of what to do after an interview. JobNow offers live online help and resources for job interviewing. It also includes an Adult Learning Center providing live online help with the GED exam, using Microsoft Office, writing skills improvement, and other topics. The Block Center computers also offer the software WinWay Resumé, which includes several video modules that demonstrate good interviewing techniques. Ask one of the librarians in the Block Center for assistance in using any of these resources.
For still more help with job interviews, look over these books available at Kansas City Public Library. Search the Library's catalog  under the subject heading "Employment interviewing."
The Treasure Hunt: A Complete Guide to Interviewing . 2013. Call number: 650.144 C27T 2013.
Knock 'em Dead Job Interview: How to Turn Job Interviews into Job Offers . 2013. Call number: 650.144 Y31K 2013.
Knock 'em Dead: Secrets and Strategies for First-Time Job Seekers . 2013. Call number: 650.14 Y31KS 2013.
Job Interviews for Dummies . 2012. Call number: 650.14 K35J 2012.
The Interview Book: Your Definitive Guide to the Perfect Interview . 2012. Call number: 650.144 I58I 2012.
For additional information, contact an H&R Block Business & Career Center librarian by phone, 816.701.3717, or by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org .