What To Do Hours Before A Big Job Interview
Your big interview is just ahead, just hours away. You feel your stress levels rising, your thoughts scurrying around your brain fast and furious. Then, you stop yourself and ask: What should I be doing now?
If your big interview is scheduled for 2:00 p.m., you need a plan to make the most of the hours beforehand. Spend the time so you are calm, confident and prepared when you show up for the interview. In an ideal world you might take the day off work or a half day, so you can focus on interviewpreparation and self-care. But even if you can only take an extra hour or so, use the time beforehand carefully.
What should you do? I asked two career experts this question – DonnaSchilder, a leadership and career coach from Long Beach, Calif., and KainneHansbury, a technology recruiter/principal with Winter Wyman.
They shared plenty of suggestions, which I’ve synthesized into these five big ideas:
Donna Schilder is an Executive Coach who provides a place for her clients to stand back, assess situations, reconnect to their goals, and choose the best approach to achieve business and personal success. Donna also owns Glacier PointSolutions, Inc. which provides Executive Coaching & Training to High Technology, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Professional Services, and Nonprofit leaders. Contact Donna at 562 434 7822 or Donna@DonnaSchilder.com.