All right you finally scored that big interview after months of emailing and phone calls, you think “hey its time to take a breather” but you couldn’t be more wrong. This is go time people and if Morgan Freeman weren’t getting paid so much for voice overs, the next few days of prep would sound like movie trailer.
No, I’m totally joking interviews are a relatively simple process. To make them even easier I have compiled a list of things you’ll need to do to be in tip top shape.
1- Give yourself a high five
You got your foot in the door and this is one of the most important steps!
2- Research the company you are interviewing for
Nothing is more awkward than being asked “Why do you think working with us would be a good fit” and not knowing anything about who you are interviewing with
3- Think of potentially questions they could ask you
tell me about yourself
tell me about a conflict you have had and how you resolved it
what are you interested in doing after school
what is your familiarity with (insert various program or piece of equipment)
what do you think you could contribute
what is your best asset? (Hint: it’s not your butt)
4 prepare questions you have for them
5- Update/proofread your resume
6- Clean up your social media
7- Dress code
It is always important to dress professionally; dressing up will never hurt you.
(But don’t get crazy)
8- Be on time
A good introduction with a firm handshake is a great way to start off a interview
And girls please make sure your nails, if painted, look professional (Manicures in NYC are 6 dollars)
10- Eye contact
Having appropriate amounts of eye contact is key.
Bring resume, business cards and promos with you to every interview they are great leave behinds!