So, you landed an interview for the job of your dreams. You’ve spent half the night going over possible interview questions, picking out the perfect black blazer, white button-down combination and, of course, getting yourself pumped up for the big meeting.
Honestly, landing a high-power position as a woman is already tough, as we earn79 percent of what our male counterparts earn.Luckily, there are a few quick pre-interview practices you can employ to keep your mind and body focused and ready for the task ahead. From body language to outfit choices, we’ve got you covered.
Stillpsyching yourself out? Follow these five steps to ensure you’re the picture of composure when that hiring manager calls you into the scary little room.
Perfect posture is everything.
A few simple stretches can make all the difference.
Before heading into an interview, I’m a tense mess. Though it’s natural for your body to react to whatever’s going on in your brain, shock your system with a torso twisting stretch to release tension.
While sitting down, take a deep breath, cross one leg over the other and twist your back for a deep, calming stretch. Alternate for 10 seconds on each side until you start to find your zen.
Guzzle tons of water.
Wear a comfortable outfit.
Nothing is worse than wearing a skirt one size too small and dying of suffocation as your would-be boss asks you questions. Go for semi-elastic waist skirts and make sure your blazer isn’t too tight on your shoulders.
Also, keep the 6-inch heels for the club and opt for a sensible and comfortable 3-inch. You can’t impress anyone if your feet feel like they’re being tortured.