6 Ways to Prepare Yourself for a Job Interview
Today, on Redhead Mom, I’m sharing a partnered blog post about 6 Ways to Prepare Yourself for a Job Interview.
Looking for a job can be both an exciting and stressful thing, especially if you aren’t fully prepared. Being fully prepared doesn’t mean just having a resume in hand and being ready to answer questions for the employer. It also means that you have the confidence and self-esteem to show that you are made for the job you’re looking for. Check out these 6 ways to prepare yourself for a job interview.
1 – Pick out your outfit. It’s amazing how a good outfit can boost your confidence and make you feel like you are ready to take on the world. If you are just not finding what inspires you in your closet, it may be time to go shopping and look for one that does work for you. I love how easy shopping for clothes is with the technology we have today! Check out sites online like D’Soro for fashion ideas and outfits that will make you feel like top job interview material.
2 – Research the company and the position you are applying for. You want to be prepared knowing about the company you want to work for. It’s easy to get nervous and forget specific details about the company, but try to know the overall goals and role of the business. What do they produce or sell? What would you be doing in the position you’re interviewing for? What can you bring to the company? If you are still trying to find companies to interview with, be sure to check out sites like Cruitscout.com.
3 – Practice interview etiquette. When you walk into the office, be sure to shake the hand of the person you are interviewing with. Be sure to make eye contact as you speak with the employer. Be attentive to what the employer is saying to you and act interested. Be careful to watch your body language and actual language (no swearing even if you’re joking). Be as professional as possible during your interview, making sure you are giving a good first impression.
4 – Look over your resume. Make sure you read over your resume and are familiar with what you’ve written down. This is especially important with skills or qualities you’ve listed about yourself. Be prepared to answer how you would use those skills in the job you are interviewing for.
5 – Relax and enjoy some pampering time before the interview. A great way to relax and feel pampered and confident is to enjoy a spa day (check out this website). Whether you’re getting a back massage, a facial, or a manicure and pedicure, enjoying some pampering time can really boost your confidence and feel like you are on top of your game. This confidence and high self-esteem will definitely shine through in your job interview.
6 – Get directions and take a deep breath. Before your interview, be sure to confirm the address of where your interview will take place. Have directions ready and plan to arrive at the interview early. You don’t want to be late to your interview. Take a deep breath and know you have taken the time to prepare for your job interview. You will do great! Good luck!
What other ways would you prepare yourself for a job interview?