The interview is, for many, the most nerve-wracking part of a job search. While it’s reassuring to know your resume has impressed the hiring manager enough to earn you an in-person meeting, there’s still a long way to go until you receive a potential offer—and part of that process includes putting yourself in the spotlight. For this reason, entry-level and seasoned professionals alike often experience pre-interview jitters, and even those who have gone on countless interviews can slip up thanks to nerves.

It may feel like a lot of pressure, but every step of the interview process is crucial in accurately representing yourself as a professional. From preparing for the interview to writing a thank you note, everything you do can clue the employer in to your thought processes, habits, and behaviors. To better prepare you for the road ahead and keep the jitters at bay, we’ve put together this 7-Step Guide To Acing An Interview: