Think you’re ready for your next big interview? We’ll be the judge of that!
Take this Idealist Careers quiz to make sure you’re all set to wow at your next job interview. And whether you’re ready and raring or not-quite-there, we have some useful resources and pro tips to help you shine!
1. How have you prepared for the interview?
2. How much research have you done?
3. Have you signed up to receive the organization’s newsletter?
4. How are you planning to get to your interview?
5. Do you have your outfit picked out?
6. What’s in your bag?
7. How do you plan to wrap up your interview?
Are You Ready for Your Next Big Interview?
Sounds like you've done an excellent job preparing for your interview. Take one last run through your materials and notes, and then, take a break! You earned it.
There's absolutely a limit to what is productive and useful, and while some may argue that one could over-prepare for an interview, we’d prefer to suggest that you simply cannot prepare for everything. So, if you’ve done your research, rehearsed your responses, and planned for the big day, it’s time to take a breath, congratulate yourself for your amazing effort, and save some energy for the interview.
Once you've completed this extra research, sit down with a friend or family member—or, if all else fails, a mirror—and carefully rehearse your responses to some interview questions, and don't let yourself off the hook by sticking with the "gimmies." Instead, try to simulate the experience of having to answer some of the tougher interview questions, too.
You have some work to do, but we can help you do it!
Okay. So maybe you've yet to commit to really sitting down and preparing for your upcoming interview, or maybe you've avoided it until now because you’re feeling a little nervous about the big day. We got you.
Here are some things you can start working on right away:
Finally, make a plan for the big day: decide what you’ll wear and do some ironing, figure out your best route to the interview, and choose a firm time for when you’ll need to leave the house.Then, pack a bag with your interview essentials: several copies of your resume, a packet of tissues, and a bottle of water.
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