When I was looking for my first real job after college, I went through 13 interviews to find the perfect one. It was a time of high anxiety for me. I really went into the interview process blindly. Well, I learned a few things in college, but I could have used some more tips and extra support. Interviews are ROUGH…especially when you're faced with a panel of
judges interviewers who are there to pick you apart to see if you are the best fit for their team.
A few great tips that I've learned to be successful at your job interview:
- Know the company. Do your homework, study up on what the company does and what it stands for. You will be better prepared to answer any questions about how you will fit in.
- Dress appropriately – think about what kind of first impression you want to make. Remember that modesty goes a long way.
- Have a portfolio to show off your past work
- Make sure that your resumé is up to date.
- Offer a firm handshake when you first meet your interviewer(s).
- Speak clearly and be aware of your body language.
- Be honest with all of your answers.
- Be professional
- Come with your own questions to ask afterwards.
- Send a thank you note after the interview.
Once you land that job, you can be prepared to manage your finances and other aspects of being a working mom.
So after you've landed your new job, may this be your next problem: (haha)