Here are some interview tips you need to know to ace a job interview. Learn the basics, from checking out the company to sending an interview thank you note.

So you got the interview… Congratulations! That’s half the battle in this job market. You’ve made this far, don’t mess it up!

First thing – Know something about the company before you walk in. Do a little research, if you’ve read any of our other posts you know they’ve done enough research on you. You can find enough to get through an interview from a company profile, or hit up your network and see if anyone knows a little about the company.

Don’t be late!

Remember to go alone. Find someone to watch the kids, leave your friends at home.

Dress like a boss. Look professional.

Always stay positive in an interview. Criticizing your past employers comes off as negativity.

After the interview be sure to make time to write an interview thank you email.