3 Things to Do Before Your Interview

February 5, 2015

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You’ve picked the perfect outfit, mapped the route, and rehearsed the most common interview questions. You’re ready, right? Almost. You could proceed without caution, but we have a secret to success that we’d like to share. There are a few more steps you can take just before the interview starts that can make a big difference in the outcome. Here are our top tips for how to best utilize those precious moments before you shake hands with your potential employer.

1. Talk out loud.
If you have a morning interview, you don’t want your first conversation of the day to be the most important one. Talk to yourself in the mirror or call someone on the way to the interview. Practice your pitch, rehearse a few interview questions, and make sure you know how to pronounce the names of the people who will interview you.

2. Do a little cyberstalking.
If you are lucky enough to find out who will be interviewing you, give them a Google or look them up on LinkedIn. You might find that you have a lot in common. Remember, hiring managers are looking to hire the best fit in more than one way — professionally and personally. Be sure to show a bit of your personality and friendliness.

3. Find your zen.
Whether you meditate, read motivational quotes, do breathing exercises, or watch a funny YouTube video, get into your groove. You want to show up to your interview feeling calm, collected, and ready to rock.

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About Spectrum Brands Careers

Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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