22 Things to Do for a Successful Job Interview
Nothing more fun than a job interview, right?
The actual interview is only half the battle — showing up prepared, knocking their socks off, and following up like a pro are key for landing that dream job. Here's your check-list for killing it.
Explore the company website
Practice answering common questions with a friend
Analyze Glassdoor reviews
Put together a 90-day action plan
Prep your response questions
Articulate your unique story
Look up your interviewers on LinkedIn (and see if you have a mutual connection!)
Review the job description and format your experience around it
Compile your portfolio and other support documents
Send a confirmation email
Set your outfit out (and iron it!)
Get a good night’s sleep
Eat something light
Power Pose in the bathroom
Ask for a glass of water before your interview
Speak slowly and deliberately
Avoid these phrases
Don’t get flustered when discussing money
Smile and make eye contact
Send a handwritten thank you note
Reach out to employees and ask questions about the work culture
Breathe! You’ve got this.
Got the interview of your life and need some help? Let's chat!
I get asked all the time: what are your favorite tools as a personal finance/career blogger?
These are platforms and tools I use on a daily basis — I could not run my business (or life!) without them, and hope you find them as useful as I do!
Airbnb: If you've never experienced Airbnb, I cannot recommend it enough. You feel like a local in the city, save money on expensive hotel rooms (by being able to cook your own food!), and always know your stuff is safe (bye, sketchy hostels!) Click here for $40 off your first stay!
Ebates: Gives you cash back on almost all your favorite stores, so whether you're buying business stuff (like a new desk chair from Office Depot) or makeup (hai Sephora) or those cute shoes (what up Macy's), you literally earn money on stuff you'd already buy. Click here for a $10 bonus!
Trim: You remember that time where I talked about how you should be negotiating all of your bills? (You should.) I know it's scary — that's where Trim comes in. Not only are they a perfect spending tracker and budgeting system (think Mint but on steroids!), they also will negotiate cable and phone bills FOR YOU. Click here for the free app!