The first day of a new job can be scary. New faces, responsibilities, and the unknown can be exciting but also a bit nerve-wracking for a lot of people.
But a sometimes overlooked aspect of getting to that first day on the job is the job interview! Preparing for an interview well and presenting the ‘you’ that you want to project is hugely important! So, let’s take a look at a few solid ways you can best prepare for that job interview, and help make the day a bit less daunting!
You’ve heard it over and over, but dressing for the job you want is important. Studies show that when you like the way you look, you actually feel better. Dressing confidently and having the outfit picked out the day before will also help remove any unnecessary stress on the day of the interview.
The last thing you want to do is constantly break eye contact because you don’t remember your job history. Knowing your resume, and the ins and outs of each job you were at is hugely beneficial. This also helps you speak more confidently when asked a question you may not be expecting, and knowing what you’ve actually done can help prevent you from slipping into that “white lie” territory and stretching the truth due to nerves.
It’s not like you want to come off like a robot, but it never hurts to prepare. Go through commonly asked interview questions and practice answering them. Sure, it may seem silly speaking to yourself like this, but you’ll be glad you did. Even if some of the questions don’t come up in the actual interview, preparation is always the best course of action!
It’s important to know what the company does. Sure, maybe you’re just in need of a job at the moment, but if you want to stand out from the rest, knowing what the company does and actually speaking to why it interests you is always a good look, especially if the person interviewing is the Owner or Founder of the company. Do your best to make their passion yours, too!
Now that you’ve gotten through some of these tips, make sure to practice them and implement them! I think it’s really going to pay off in the long run.
As always, stay safe, stay healthy, and be blessed!