First impressions are lasting.
Also take with you any certifications or letters of recommendation and a few fresh copies of your resume.
Better to be early than late.
Statistics say that 60-70% of a hire can be based on chemistry.
Listen to them, then speak when appropriate.
...Ask what the hiring authority is looking for, then tailor your background skillsets around to what they're looking for.
These are the Who's, What's, When's and Where's of the position. For example, "What's expected of me in this position?" or "Who will I be working with?" These types of questions will give you information about the opportunity - not just "yes or no" answers.
"Based upon my qualifications, do you have any concerns about my ability to do this job?"
If they do, address the concern and get an agreement that it really shouldn't be a concern. Focus in on 2 or 3 of your strengths to minimize any weakness that they may see in you.
Thank them for the interview and let them know that you're interested in the position.
For reasons completely unknown to me, people like to reference the things they are responsible for rather than the results they obtained!
Again, this document is an important marketing and sales tool. The examples of what you have done with the corresponding outcome are paramount to ensure that your résumé is considered! If you don’t reference how you drove productivity, revenue, profitability, or added value – some type of value, you will not be successful! Make sure you provide the reader with the juicy details of how you added value for your employer.
Aside from being completely outdated, objectives tell the reader what you want, not what you offer. A résumé is a marketing and sales tool about YOU.
You need to offer up information about what you bring to the company – not what you want them to do for you.
Instead, start your résumé off with a compelling summary. This is 6-7 sentences about what you offer. Since you don’t have a lot of time to make an impact, reference things that are unique – things where you made a sustainable impact. You can even show metrics in your summary to quickly demonstrate the value that you offer. Your summary is your overview about your key attributes peppered with an example or two to make a swift impact.
Dear Mr./Mrs. Manager
Please accept this letter as my two weeks notice of resignation. My last day of work will be (last day of work).
While I have been very satisfied at XYZ Company, I have decided to make this move to advance my career. I have enjoyed working with you and appreciate the opportunities that I have been given here.
I will do my best to hand off my current projects prior to (last day of work).
Please let me know if you need my help in any other way.