How to rock your interview
The whole interview process can be a little intimidating. There are ways to make it less painful. I always walk away from an interview with one thought in mind—did I say what they wanted to hear? And somehow during the interview my mind becomes a tape recorder, allowing me to spend the rest of the day replaying my responses. I always come up with the best answers afterward.
Chances are, your first interview won’t be your best. It takes practice. I get nervous, so staying calm is key. It helps me to take a few deeps breaths before I sit down in the hot seat.
I searched around for the best interview tips. Here are some of my favorites:
- Maintain eye contact
- Be friendly
- Outfit passes the bending over test (Ladies- bend over in front of a mirror, if you can see your bra, your shirt is too low for the work place)
- Ask your interviewer questions
- Send a thank you note two or three days after your interview
For more helpful ideas go to: interview tips
Your friends and family are also good resources. Since most people enjoy sharing their own stories, it’s easy to learn from other people’s mistakes. I always have lots of questions.
The big ones that often plague my mind are:
What should I wear?
Do I have a good handshake?
Should I be more smiley than serious? And,
What if they ask me something I don’t know?
Do you have any “I can’t believe I just said that!” interview moments or any issues you’ve been wondering about?