My job interview preparation list:
- Extra copies of my resume
- Contacted my references and made the list
- Researched the organization thoroughly
- Practiced interview questions with confidence
- Prepared additional information package including portfolio and updated online profiles
- Scanned my social media presence
- Planned transportation and schedule so as to arrive on time at interview
- Picked out my best professional clothes
- Got my hair cut and looking polished
- Tee up my Power Song!
Yup, that’s what I wrote, a song can be part of your job interview preparation. If there is one thing that can help lessen the nerves, get us in touch with who we are, makes us feel strong or happy, it’s a song.
Music is such a great equalizer and certainly therapeutic on so many levels so my advice to clients is to tap into that place of joy and strength through a song that has personal meaning.
Listen to it as you get ready to go to the interview. Put the ear buds in those ears while you sit on the bus or crank it up in the car ride to the interview. Just fill your soul with the song and walk into that interview pumped and ready!
Don’t go there only to sit in the waiting area solemnly practicing questions in your head or visualizing everything that could go wrong. I say, keep the power song in mind and know that you have this.
Now that you are psyched up… It is time to share your accomplishments, tell the story about how you can help this business, be interested and interesting and above all else be you with a smile ready to greet whomever you come in contact with.
Do you have a power song?
I have a few songs that build up my self-esteem but the following song by Elton John called Philadelphia Freedom always gets me going.