Job interview

‘Twas the Night Before the Interview…

Author: Gauri Bhatia, Career Advice

….and all through the house, not a creature was stirring…. save the panicking millennial!

Okay, maybe more than just the night before the interview, but you get the point.

Hello there, job-seeking millennials! You may remember this article with Interview Tips on how not to be a NINJA: “no income, no job, and no assets.” Now I want to share with you some last-minute advice. So here is what to do the day (and night) before a big interview.

Dry run
Try to take at least one trip to the interview site before the day of the actual interview. You should know approximately how long it will take to get there (and should allot double that time on the actual day).

Print out multiple copies of your resume
Yes, I said multiple. Trust me, you may not need more than one (or any actually), but it is better to be prepared.

Make sure your clothes are ready for the next day
Clean, no stains, no wrinkles –- you should be looking your absolute best!

Eat a proper (not too heavy) dinner
You want to wake up feeling fresh and ready to take on the day! Maybe this is even the time to make some “overnight oats” for breakfast the next day, that’s up to you.

Make sure your car is fully gassed up, your MetroCard is full and your spirits are high, and have your briefcase, purse, tote bag, etc. ready for the next morning
You don’t want to be running around packing things up when you should really be on your way out the door!

Speaking of being prepared…
Take an extra shirt, extra tights if you are wearing tights, extra shoes, an extra tie, whatever you think, just in case a mishap occurs. There is nothing worse than trying to get a coffee stain out of your shirt in the bathroom five minutes before your interview! Bring a “Tide-To-Go” pen in case you are really clumsy.

Most importantly: set several alarms and then go to sleep
Sleep early! Get a full night’s sleep! You want your interview persona to be the best you possible.

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