Especially when you are balancing classes, schoolwork, extracurricular activities, and your social life, finding a job can be challenging when you're in college. It can be tricky even finding time to schedule interviews so it is important to make the best of it once you have an interview secured. Here are some tips for interviewing when you're in college. First of all, when you schedule your interview, plan ahead. Make sure you have enough time to get to and from your interview if you have classes that day when scheduling your interview. Mention that to your interviewer in case you are coming right from class. It may be a good idea to ask your professor if you can leave a few minutes early in order to get to your interview on time in case is necessary. Make sure you have the interviewer's contact information on hand. In a college environment it's not unlikely to encounter unforeseen obstacles-maybe class runs late, a professor wants to talk to you, or a test runs over the allocates time although it is important to give yourself enough travel time.

Interview tips for college students

It's good to have your interviewer's contact information on hand so you can notify them in case something beyond your control happens and you find that you're running late. Dress appropriately for your interview, even if it means planning ahead. So you have an 8 AM class and on an ordinary day, you might roll out of bed and head to class in your pajamas. But make sure to plan accordingly in case you have a 10 AM interview.  Make sure you look professional and put together for your interview even in case it means wearing your interview clothes to class. A nice outfit will balance that out in case you have to go to your interview straight from class with your backpack. Bring a copy of your resume and cover letter to the interview. Bringing a print-out of your resume and cover letter is a great move. Also, consider bringing your transcript as well if you're interviewing for an academic-related position. Turn your phone on silent. Your interview isn't a place to sneak in a few texts even in case you get away with texting in class. It also creates a very distracting environment and reflects poorly on you in case your phone is constantly beeping or ringing during your interview. So, make it a priority to turn your phone on silent and stow it away in your bag or pocket during your interview. Don't walk in with your earphones in and your iPod playing. Put your iPod away before you walk into your interview although you might be dying to catch the end of your favorite song. Plan ahead and grab a snack before or after your interview, because it isn't professional to eat during your interview. This applies to drinks, too-even if you're running on two hours of sleep, finish (or throw out) your coffee before your interview.