Sometimes you’ll get to an interview with some time to kill before actually going in. You might be tempted to pull out your cell phone and start playing a game, check your social media or answer a phone call. DO NOT DO THIS! Once you park your car at the place of the interview, be on your best behavior. Your first impression starts with the receptionist. You don’t want to be on your cell phone and have to look down at it and stop what you’re doing when the potential employer comes to meet you.
Just sit tight and be patient. Strike up a small conversation with the receptionist to show a lighter side of your personality, or read a magazine if they have them provided, or do nothing! Always remember, your interview starts before you even meet the interviewer – You never know who is watching you.