Nothing more fun than a job interview, right?
The actual interview is only half the battle — showing up prepared, knocking their socks off, and following up like a pro are key for landing that dream job. Here’s your check-list for killing it.
Explore the company website.
Practice answering common questions with a friend.
Analyze Glassdoor reviews.
Put together a 90-day action plan.
Prep your response questions.
Articulate your unique story.
Look up your interviewers on LinkedIn (and see if you have a mutual connection!)
Review the job description and format your experience around it.
Compile your portfolio and other support documents.
Send a confirmation email.
Set your outfit out (and iron it!)
Get a good night’s sleep.
Eat something light.
Power Pose in the bathroom.
Ask for a glass of water before your interview.
Speak slowly and deliberately.
Avoid these phrases.
Don’t get flustered when discussing money.
Smile and make eye contact.
Send a handwritten thank you note.
Reach out to employees and ask questions about the work culture.
Breathe! You’ve got this.
Post by Tori Dunlap
Tori Dunlap is a marketer, blogger, speaker, and coach. Her career started with landing a digital marketing contract worth tens of thousands, and a full-time position as the head of marketing and communications for a global company — all before she turned 22. She is the founder of Victori Media, a career and personal finance blog for millennial women.