3 Interview Tips to Land Your Next Job
Interviewing with ThirdLove about a month ago was the first interviewing I'd done in a long time. But, it clearly worked since I got the job, so I wanted to share three things I do before every interview to get ready and to feel good about it.
- Do your homework! I know this sounds like you've heard it a million times before, but I do every ounce of research I can before I go into even an initial phone screening. Write down every interview question you can think of and what your answer would be. Know everything about the company - when they were founded, who the founders and CEO were/are, what its mission statement is, how many employees it has and what people say on sites like Glassdoor about working there. And, write down questions you have! Not just "what does a typical day in the life look like", but more detailed questions that show you've done your homework and know what you're talking about.
- Be confident. This is the only thing that will ultimately land you a job - I promise you that. I have a ritual (and I make Josh do this, too) where I listen to my "walk up" song before I go in to interview. Mine right now is Sorry by Beyoncé, but choose anything that gets you pumped up and makes you feel like a million bucks. When you walk into an interview, hold your head high, look people in the eye, and have a strong handshake. Take deep breaths so you don't have a nervous voice. People will take you much more seriously if you own it and know what you're talking about. Be confident!
- Always follow up. I don't send the email right away, but always send an email. Thank your recruiter or the hiring manager for their time and express your enthusiasm (once again) for the role. I typically send these emails at night after I've met with people earlier that day. It's a great way to stand out from other candidates and show you are serious about the role.