The good news: I’ve got an interview today. The bad news: I’ve got an interview today.
So, I’m trying to approach this interview with a different attitude than I did with my last so I don’t self-sabotage and continue to be unemployed forever. Plus, I really need to come up with a better strategy for nailing interviews, especially since they’re kind of few and far between at this point.
Here’s what I’ve resolved to do differently today:
1. Put less pressure on myself. It’s just a job interview, not the end of the world. At this point, I have nothing to lose, so I need to just have fun with it.
2. Actually believe I’m right for the job. So what, I don’t have the specific experience that the job description calls for. The experience I do have combined with the fact I’m smart makes me as strong a candidate as anyone else. I actually believe that I could learn to do any job and do it well. I just need to project that confidence in the interview.
3. Wear a good outfit. I bought a rockin new interview outfit to wear today so that I look professional and stylin. If I know that I look good, I know that I’ll feel good too. In my last interview, I wore old yucky clothes that didn’t fit well and I think that contributed to my nervousness and awkwardness. Not today!
I think we could all learn a little about good interviewing from this video: