Interviews remain as one of the most taunting, and anxiety inducing events of every woman’s career. But! That feeling when you nail an interview is unparalleled. When you kill an interview, you feel like a badass career guru. On the flip side, when you don’t feel good about an interview, it can be a total mood destroyer, and can even lead to dark thoughts.
Therefore, I propose adding a little flavour to our traditional interview prep routine. Yes, you should continue to research the company and practice example questions, but don’t stop there!
1. Be Your Own Hype Man
Interviews are no time to be modest. Yes, you shouldn’t enter with a cocky, higher-than-all attitude, but you need to be confident in your ability to fill the role. I love to hype myself up for an interview. Write down 5 things that you can bring to the company whether it relates to hard skills or corporate culture and continually remind yourself that THEY need YOU. Focus on the areas of the job posting that you match perfectly, and hone in on those to prep your personal pitch!
2. Do Something Fun
Every time I’m stressed about an interview, I do something I love before. For example, in the morning of my last interview I went for a run. This puts you in a better mood and reminds you that you are good, talented and passionate about something! This will help you sell yourself and can be a great conversation starter.
3. Pick a Kickass Outfit
It is no surprise, when you look good, you feel good. Pick an outfit that makes you feel like a queen (while still being professional of course). For me, I love a crisp blazer over a white blouse. It makes me feel strong and empowered, but pretty and comfortable. To find what makes you feel your best, think about what you choose to wear when you go out, is it bold pieces, simple basics, etc.? Use this as a starting point and incorporate them into your interview outfits.