“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” Arthur Ashe
Your portfolio and your resume are sharp. You’re experienced and ready to take on the next step – the only thing standing in your way is the interview! Interviews seem like they should come easily – “just be yourself and you’ll do fine!” Do you really need to prepare?
Well, have you ever been in a situation where you’d had something to say to a person but when finally given the opportunity, your mind went blank and you couldn’t find the right words? There are lots of tips below on how to make yourself stand out and showcase your best self below, take a look! And remember, practice practice practice – by yourself in front of a mirror or with a friend, the more you practice, the strong your interview will be!
I prepared this document as an all in one guide to your interview: Preparing for your interview
Are You Prepared? A quick checklist:
- Are you dressed nicely and ready to make the best first impression?
- Do you have a printed copy of your resume with you?
- Have you researched the company and have a list of several questions to ask?
- Have you prepared answers to some of the most commonly asked interview questions?
- Do you know where you’re going, to avoid being late or anxious right before your interview?
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