So you’ve applied for your dream job and received the email about arranging an interview. You feel as though you’ve just mastered the penultimate level of your favorite gruesome video-game; you’ve killed off all those enemy soldiers or ghosts or zombies or panda bears, or whatever you’re into… Now all that’s left is conquering the final stage – in this case, the dreaded Skype interview.
The Skype interview can be a daunting challenge.
I think that how one dresses for an interview is often given way too great a role in guides to interview success. If a candidate is qualified, demonstrates passion, reliability and an eagerness to please, that candidate will not fail to get the job because there is a smudge on her blouse.
in fact, sometimes under-dressing just a tad suggests that the interviewee knows that they are hot stuff (degree from a top school, impressive work experience, son/daughter of the boss’s best friend, etc.) and it shows a level of confidence the value of which outweighs the ability to match a tie to your eye color.
However, there are some principles that I firmly believe all interviewees serious about getting their dream job should keep in mind.
Last week we talked about what to eat before your interview. This brings up an interesting question. What are the pros and cons of eating alone or being alone vs. being social during your Pre-interview self-prep process?
Should you eat before an interview? And, if so, what? Dumb questions? Not at all. What’s going on in your stomach while you’re being interviewed can directly influence your demeanor and state of mind. So, what’s the answer: The Power Sandwich