For employers, scheduling interviews takes time and resources away from their primary operations. Whatever they would have been doing, they set that work aside to have an interview with you for the possibility you’ll fill that open job. When you don’t show up to a job interview, it costs the employer money and frustrates them.
What does this mean for you?
One way to drastically increase your chances of getting a job is to show up early for a job interview. You don’t want to show up so early they think you don’t respect their time, but early enough to demonstrate your professionalism to them. 10 minutes is enough to take care of last minute hiring to-dos they may have you do or for traffic.
What should you do?
Show up 10 minutes before your appointment with a resume printed on resume paper in hand. Look professional and don’t play with your phone. Just wait patiently for the interviewer to be ready.
HR departments complain how so many interviewees don’t show up for interviews and don’t call. Don’t be that candidate to increase your chance of landing the job.