Up Your Interview Game
When you’re in the midst of a job search, there is one factor of the hiring process that continues to cause extreme stress to
the applicant; interviews. Being prepared will alleviate some of the worry.
Here are 4 simple tips to help you navigate even the most intimidating interview process.
Have a pre-interview routine
The night before, study possible questions in front of the mirror. This will help you take note of posture, appearance, and confidence.
Have your interview outfit selected, hung, pressed, and ready for the next day.
Head to bed earlier than your usual bedtime. Avoid screen time 30 minutes before bed to help you get a deep, restful sleep.
Eat a sustaining breakfast to fuel your thoughts for the day. Pack a snack to have with you in case you need a pick-me-up.
Arrive at the meeting at least 15-20 minutes early to show punctuality. This also gives you time to mentally prepare for the interview, rather than showing up with seconds to spare and feeling frazzled.
Be honest. Telling a future employer you have experience you don’t possess will eventually resurface. A resume cushion is never worth its cost of trust.
Anything you have on your resume is fair game for questions
. So, be prepared to give detailed answers.
Don’t let your pre-conceived thoughts of how the interview might go add to your anxiety. Our minds can be our own worst enemy.
Remaining calm and maintaining focus while interviewing could very well be the key to landing that dream job.
The list of interview preparation techniques can be extensive. But often it’s the simple, overlooked things that make the biggest impact. So keep it simple! Use these tips, and you’ll be well on your way to landing the perfect career!