re: Best ways to prepare for an interview? VIEW POST

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Get plenty of rest the night before.

Try not to stress yourself out. It's only a job. In the grand scheme of things, there are many things in your life that are far more important.

Deep breath. Hold. One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Release.

Personal hygiene is important.

Know the dress code. If it is a suit-and-tie kind of place, interview with a suit-and-tie. If it is a cut-offs and t-shirt kind of place, interview with slightly nicer apparel but still in the same vein. (I almost did not get a job because I wore a suit-and-tie to a place that was flip-flops and tank-tops.)

Best foot forward. A good portion of any job is connecting with people... and those are social skills. Saying hello, goodbye, thank you, shaking hands, being polite.

Never ever try to bullshit anything. If you don't know something, say you don't know. Interviewers can smell bullshit a mile away.

Follow up the interview with a thank you message.

If it becomes clear to you that the job is not for you, you are empowered to cut the interview process short. Don't waste your time, nor theirs.

 

Yeah thank you for the advice. I notice I do do that sometime. Like stepping back and slowing down makes a huge difference. It helps with thinking the problem through. Helps avoid little mistakes. And compose thought better explain what you are setting up to achieve. I think this comment although pretty basic is something that can't be overlooked and is invaluable, thank you.

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