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How early should you arrive for an interview? I have mine at 12 on monday, what the best time i should arrive at their office?

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Comments (11)

  • bigmonkey31's picture

    well, lets see. definitely not after 12. maybe before 12. So let's say arrive at 11:45. That was easy.

    It is not like there is someone that is going to put the number of minutes you show up to an interview into an equation and have it alter your chances. Just be there at least 10 min before. Just don't be late.

  • AlphaGeneration's picture

    Be 15 minutes early. If you're 30 minutes or an hour early, and you show up, it shows you have no concern for the interviewers time. When I'm driving to an interview that's further away, I usually get there an hour early and wait at a coffee shop. Helps in case something goes wrong.

    Best of luck!!

  • ews09's picture

    To be safe, try getting to the general area very early and wait somewhere nearby, out of view, and head into the office 10-15 minutes early.

  • In reply to AlphaGeneration
    Camondo's picture

    AlphaGeneration:
    Be 15 minutes early. [b]If you're 30 minutes or an hour early, and you show up, it shows you have no concern[/b] for the interviewers time. When I'm driving to an interview that's further away, I usually get there an hour early and wait at a coffee shop. Helps in case something goes wrong.

    Best of luck!!

    Or that you are so nervous that you feel more comfortable being there...

  • monty09's picture

    15 minutes is about right. I flew in for an internview once and walked to office from my hotel.. was 30 minutes early... i just grabbed a paper and read it at a coffee shop then walked over.

  • San Ford's picture

    Allow fifteen, as it's standard, and allow an additional ten-to-fifteen minutes to go in and drop a giant deuce in the restroom. A) You won't have to worry about the urge during the interview(s), and B) You get that feeling of familiarity; like you own the place. Then you exude that "I have four other offers and I just destroyed your restroom and don't even care" confidence that everyone looks for. Then it becomes a matter of them doing the selling, not you.

    Hell, if you had ethnic food the night before (or morning, assuming you partied all night), you may not even get any technicals and they'll just skip to the offer.

  • juklano's picture

    ^^lol SanFord knows how its done...

    The reason why you shouldn't arrive before 15 mins is that you'll make the interviewer anxious by you waiting in the lobby/empty conference room (don't forget that you are a still prospective employee...).

  • dayaaam's picture

    show up 10-15 minutes before, its pretty standard

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