5 things to do this weekend for next week’s interviews

The weekends are a great time to relax and spend time with your family and friends, but there are also some things that you should be thinking about over the weekend which can help you to prepare you for your interviews the following week.  During the weekend you may have more people available to help you practice interviewing.  If you shop for groceries, etc… over the weekend you can prep yourself for the coming week by picking up things while you run errands.

1.  Grocery shopping.  Create your checklist of products you’ll need for an interview.  It sounds weird that you might be shopping at a grocery store for your interview, but that is an ideal place to make sure you have everything to put your best foot forward.  Here are some things that you may want to pick up.

  • Lint rollers – to get any pet hair or other things off of your clothes before your interview.
  • Tissues – Put some of these in your pocket.  They not only help you to blow your nose if you need to, but having a couple of clean and dry tissues is perfect for you to hold onto before you shake your interviewers hand so you don’t have sweaty hands.
  • Shout wipes – I always need to eat before I go on an interview.  It not only helps to calm my nerves but also helps me focus.  The problem is that I am clumsy and may spill something on myself.  I always carry a shout wipe to an interview just in case I spill something.

2.  Use your friends and family to practice interviewing.

If you have a friend who works in HR or who has hired someone, see if they have some time to hang out this weekend.  If they do, then ask them if you can practice interviewing with them.  During the week they may be to busy with work which makes the weekends a perfect time for you to ask them for help with interviewing.

3.  Clean and press your interview clothes.  Don’t wait until the day of your interview to make sure that your clothes are pressed or look neat.  Do them this weekend so that you may only have to make a quick touch up this week for your interview.

4.  Go find the building your interview is in.  This sounds a little stalker-like, but you don’t want to be late for your interview.  By taking the time to find the building your interview is in you’ll know how to get there better for your actual interview.  This will also give you a real experience making the commute, but with less traffic.

5.  Get some rest.  It is important to be rested and relaxed for your interview.  Try to take the weekend easy and relax.  Make sure you get enough sleep and that you are well rested.  Feeling relaxed and fully rested for your interview can definitely help you to feel more confident and make a better impression.

The weekends are great for preparing for interviews.  Think about what else you can do with your weekend in order to prepare for your interviews this coming week.  If you have any other ideas, please feel free to share them below.

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