Job applicants often wonder how soon to arrive for an interview for a new position. Is 30 minutes too early? How about right on the dot when your appointment is scheduled?
Most hiring experts can agree that 10 minutes early is the safe amount of time to arrive for an interview. Any earlier and you risk putting pressure on a hiring agent who was not prepared for your sudden arrival. Applicants who follow the 10-minute rule demonstrate respect for a potential employer’s busy schedule.
On the flip side, arriving late for a job interview also puts that critical first impression in jeopardy. Everyone can agree arriving late for a job interview is not the best way to start off on the right foot with a potential employer.
To cut down on the possibility of a late arrival, what are some ways to ensure an early arrival to a job interview?
A job interview is stressful on its own, so following a few basic guidelines to ensure an early arrival will help alleviate some of the pressure. With these measures you should arrive at the next job interview with one less thing to be nervous about.
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Stephanie Beirne Leuer is the Marketing Coordinator at Drake & Company Staffing Solutions, a staffing firm based in Madison, Wisconsin. Drake & Company specializes in temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct hire administrative, clerical and legal placements. Since 1978, Drake has reached beyond skills and qualifications to match candidate personalities with a company’s culture. You can connect with Stephanie by email, and you can find Drake & Company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram and Pinterest.