Interviews suck, but you can make them suck less!
You don’t have to be an awkward turtle in your interview. Dare to prepare for the interview by bring notes and practicing in a mock interview. That is the usual advice. Go a step further and film yourself.
Check out your body language, inflection, and general vibe. Like those pictures on instagram say, your vibe attracts your tribe. Does your elevator pitch come out robotic? Maybe you need to practice more or make it more authentic for you to say. Practicing and filming yourself before an interview means that you can feel more prepared and confident when you are in it.
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If your laptop doesn’t have a integrated camera, you can use a web camera like this one or have a friend film you on a cell phone.
This is an affiliate link so I get a kick back from Amazon at no cost to you if you decide to buy this camera. I own this camera and I like it, but I also got it for vlogging and Skyping. It is what I use for my videos and it does pretty good for all my lighting struggles. You can get a cheaper model under $20 too. Whatever equipment you use, the most important one is having a critical yet compassionate eye for your own strengths and weaknesses. If you find that you can’t be fair to yourself then ask a trusted friend for help with the practice interviewing and analysis.
When practicing interviewing make sure that you hit the usual questions:
- Tell me about yourself?
- What is your professional weakness?
- Why do you want this position?
Want help in preparing for your interview? Get my Design Your Career workbook to have some fun brainstorming your career to answer dreaded questions like, “Tell Me About Yourself!”