As exciting as it is to land an interview, it can also be nerve-wracking. That, combined with the research saying it takes three job interviews before 51% of job seekers receive a job offer, means confidently making it through an interview feels important.
Let’s talk about how to prepare for the moment in nearly every interview when the hiring manager finishes their interview list and says, “Do you have any questions for me?
Ready for a quick list of ideas to prepare for your interview?
- To naturally relax, practice smiling + breathing = smeathing
- Make a great first impression in the first 7 seconds
- Connect to your interviewer by speaking like a friend
- Write out talking points
- Take notes
You can find more tips in How to Make One-on-one Meetings Impactful and 6 Tricks to Prepare For a Meeting (& Conquer Glossophobia).
These days, the initial interview is often by phone or video call, which requires a slightly different style of prep, like mirroring the interviewer’s words, varying your voice, and …