Job Note 07
Prep Talk

The Pre-Interview Checklist to Boost Your Confidence

Job interviews can be nerve-wracking, but with the right preparation, you can go into your interview feeling confident and ready to impress. Here's a pre-interview checklist to help you prepare for your next job interview.

Research the Opportunity, Employer, and Interviewer

Before you even schedule your interview, take the time to research the opportunity, the employer, and the interviewer. This will give you a better understanding of what the job entails, what the company values, and what the interviewer will likely look for in a candidate.

Write Out Your Reasons for Applying

It's important to understand why you're applying for the job. Write out at least three reasons why you're interested in the role and think you'd be a good fit. This will help you articulate your interest and enthusiasm during the interview.

Prepare Relevant Questions to Ask the Interviewer

Asking thoughtful questions during your interview shows you're engaged and interested in the role. Prepare a list of relevant questions to ask the interviewer. These could be about the company culture, the challenges of the role, or the company's plans for the future.

Meditate and Ground Yourself

Feeling nervous before an interview is normal, but taking a few minutes to meditate and ground yourself can help calm your nerves. Try doing short mindfulness or deep breathing exercises before your interview.

Dress for Success

Dressing for success is about being comfortable, confident and showing how even your fit fits the company culture. When in doubt, it's better to be overdressed than underdressed.

Keep In Mind

Preparation is vital to a successful job interview. Following this pre-interview checklist lets you enter your interview feeling confident and ready to impress.

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