Arriving for Your Appointment
Announce yourself to the receptionist as soon as you arrive at your prospective employer's offices. Many people do not realize how important this part is. The receptionist is the first employee of the company with whom you will have contact. As a matter of fact, he is the first person every person arriving for an interview meets.
Do not discount the power this person wields. The interviewer may rely on the receptionist to give an opinion of the job candidates. That is one reason it is imperative that you be on your very best behavior right from the start. You might also wind up working with this person.
Politely walk up to the reception desk and give the receptionist your name and the name of the person with whom you have an appointment. You can make small talk about the weather or traffic if you wish. Remember, if you are kept waiting, do not complain to the receptionist or become argumentative with him.
While you are waiting to be called in for the interview, spend your time wisely. You can look over your resume and review any notes you may have prepared. If you finish doing that and still have not been called in, take a look at the professional journals that may be available in the waiting area. Do not bring out the novel you brought along to read on the train. You want to look like you are busy, not as if you are relaxing.