Must Read: Pre-Job Interview Ritual
Like I’ve said before, real jobs suck. But you need them in order to get money to buy things, which is something that doesn’t suck! Which is why if I’ve gone ahead and book-marked the following link I’m going to highlight today, just in case I ever find myself back in the mess of the job market and I have to actually impress people on job interviews, instead of just sleeping until noon and working when I want. The link is from the folks over at AskMen.com, and it details what kinds of steps potential employees should take in the weeks and days before an interview. For example, have you ever done a dry transportation run to get to your interview the day before? Well, if you haven’t been, you’re a fool!
The day before: Transportation dry run
The day before your interview, you should do a dry run of your trip to the interview site. Take the same transportation you’ll be using on the day of and track how long the trip takes. If possible, try to travel at the same time of day, so you can assess the traffic situation. Take your total time, add a small buffer so you’re covered in case of unforeseen traffic delay, and work backward to determine when you need to leave. That way, you’ll arrive on time and unhurried for the big event. If you’re driving, gas up on the way home so you have a full tank in the morning.
The article has a whole bunch of tips like this that — like I’ve said before — hope to never have to use. But for you folks out there grinding away at the interviews, this is a helpful checklist for setting yourself up for success. Good luck out there, boys.
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