For me, it’s the season of interviews for summer and fall internships (stay tuned for my next post about which one I took!), but a lot of us are just hunting after deciding that we need something new. Here are my top 5 tips for nailing your interview.
- Wear your power outfit
Your power outfit is something that makes you feel like you can take on the world. Make sure it’s comfortable but also makes you feel like the HBIC. I love a pair of slacks and pumps with a silk top. Find yours and rock it! Confidence makes a world of difference.
- Look over your (tailored) resume
The day of the interview, I sit and eat breakfast while looking over the resume that I made for that specific application. Whenever I apply for a position, I tailor my resume to what the manager is looking for and the atmosphere of the company. Most recently, I focused my resume on my graphic design experience for an internship. During these time is also when I do the next step which is…
- Anticipate the Questions
Read the job description, look at your resume and think about what you want to highlight during your interview. What is your biggest achievement? What is your greatest weakness? What do you bring to the table that other applicants don’t? Have all of these in mind before you go in and have them specifically tailored to that job. Preparing is the best thing you can do!
- Make your weakness a show of your strength
My weakness is perfectionism but I always make to sure to say that I’ve worked on it a lot and any challenge that I face is a way to grow and make myself better. Don’t be a cliche, but don’t be brutally honest either. This isn’t that hard of a question and having your answer in advance can change their whole perception of you.
- Have your final questions in mind
My go to end of the interview questions are “What’s the typical day look like for [insert position here]?” and “What’s your favorite part of your job/working here?” The first question gives you a better idea of what you’re getting yourself into and the second shows that you’re interested in the person that’s interviewing you.
I hope that these tips helped you. The number one advice I can give is be prepared and be confident. You know your stuff and being prepared will help that shine through! Click here to find out my tips for having the best internship!
What are your top interview tips? Comment below! Xoxo