1 | Be Prepared
Research the company prior to your interview. Take note of recent events that would affect your role within the company. Understand the company concept, their corporate model and get a vibe on their outward facing culture.
2 | Dress for Success, and for Comfort
There is nothing worse than being in an interview and being uncomfortable! Avoid styles that require lifting, pulling, tucking, slipping or anything that could be otherwise distracting during your interview. You want to maintain poise and professionalism from start to finish.
3 | Tone it Down
When it comes to makeup, less is more. There is nothing more off putting to an interviewer (depending on the company obv., if you’re interviewing for Sephora than GLAM IT UP GIRL) than distracting and over the top, Las Vegas strip makeup. Keep it natural tones, soft and fresh.
4 | Resume Goals #Flawless
Update your resume, keep it to one page but give it some personality (stay tuned for my resume builder blog). When in doubt, ask your parents! I can’t tell you how many times I lean on my parents to review my resume’s, prep me for interviews etc. Click here for our Bossfidence approved resume template.
5 | Breathe
TBH the interviewer is equally as apprehensive as you are (unless they are a total pro), keep your cool and breathe. Think before your responses, watch the tone of your voice and be mindful of your facial expressions. Find something in the interviewer’s office that you can relate to, break the ice.
6 | Satisfy your cravings
There is nothing more distracting in an interview than being hungry! Throw in a side of nervous and you have hit the distraction bingo. Eat before the interview, something you’re familiar with (not the time to try the new Indian restaurant down the street), eat well and wholesome mind fueling foods
7 | LinkedIn
Keep your LinkedIn profile in tip top shape. Make sure you keep it current and that you’re active; even if it is just a repost about the Forbes 30 under 30 or positive news about a company you’re familiar with. Keep it clean, keep it un-political but remain genuine to your beliefs.
8 | Media Mindfulness
You make think your profile is private but it isn’t. Those drunk photos from Spring Break in Cabo circa 2009 are not the best representation of yourself; while the memories were grand, your image comes first. Ask a 3rd party what their thoughts are and make adjustments from there.
9 | Stay True
While the $$$ is a motivator, don’t settle for a job that does not fuel or energize your overall passion. There is nothing worse than a 9-5 that you don’t enjoy or find pleasure in. While everyone needs money, think about your personal value. Can you put a dollar amount on your bliss?
10 | Say Thank You
Not only is saying thank you in an interview 100% necessary, follow up with one too. Early in my career I had an interviewee send me a thank you card and it warmed my heart so much that she stood out from the rest of the pack. The fact that she took the time to craft a handwritten note showed me how dedicated and genuine she is; both memorable and compelling attributes.