Best Interviewing Tips That Work

In the job interview scenario, you want to be a sharp and positive influence who has it all together — before you shake hands and have a seat. Familiarizing oneself with pre-gaming an interview is most important; I reassure you, the rites are practically foolproof if followed through, and humongously improves the chances of pulling the trigger on any job hunt safari.

Here are some of our best-interviewing tips for you!

1. Investigate Locale

Recon the location of the interview the day before. The ‘G’ in GPS  doesn’t stand for ‘Guarantee.’ Think parking: what side of the building? Do I need change or cash for a parking meter?

2. Eat clean and light

This is one of our best interviewing tips! Prepare a good meal the evening prior to the job interview. For example: Grilled chicken breasts and wild rice, broccoli — that kind of good meal. In the morning and the day of the interview, eat light. Grab a bagel for some quick carbohydrates and eat (or drink) fruit for healthy glucose levels. What you are doing is gaining energy. Energy is good.

3. Move

If you are able, go for an early morning run or walk and get a lot of oxygen in your lungs. Don’t go far, just enough to awaken your endorphins. Your morning warm-up should be performed prior to your bagel and fruit.

4. Employ the sounds of the maestro 

Listen to classical music. You heard it … you’ve heard it before: pianos, violins, trumpets — an orchestra. According to a recent study conducted by the University of Helsinki in Finland, “listening to classical music enhanced the activity of genes involved in dopamine secretion and transport, synaptic neurotransmission, learning and memory….” I’ve tried this personally (a prospective police officer at the time) and passed two rigorous interviews on two separate occasions using this very method. And don’t worry… Biff and the High Hats will always be there to listen to after the interview.

5. Reach out

This next, final move is one I learned from an assistant professor of English at Penn State University, who has delivered countless speeches. She recently clued myself and other students in on an approach she previously learned from social psychologist Amy Cuddy.

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