By Shea Ki
As a holistic interview coach, I'm often asked what is the one tip I think that upgrades an interview the most?
Creating and consistently doing a powerful, pre-interview ritual is often my answer.
Have you ever watched a sports champion like Alex Morgan and heard how she prepares her mindset, body, and energy before the big game with the same routine? Or how celebrities including Beyonce have a pre-show ritual they never skip?
High stakes career moments where we will be in the hot seat, especially for an interview, deserve the same intention and attention.
Maybe you have a pre-interview ritual you already follow but you want to give it an upgrade. Or perhaps it's time for you to create one to start using and feel the difference it makes. Either way, the key to gain the most benefit is consistency so that your nervous system recognizes it right away.
A pre-interview ritual serves as your most powerful strategy to trigger a calmer and more confident YOU right away.
Below are 8 steps that I follow each time I have a big speech, interview, presentation, or other opportunity where I will be sharing my professional value. Use what resonates with you from the video and the infographic so you can shine in the hot seat every time.
Your turn: What steps will you add to your pre-interview ritual? Share in the comments below and feel free to include something outside of the 8 steps I follow. Your voice matters here. Learning from each other in our Upgrade My Interview™ community makes the process of interview prep more enjoyable for everyone.
Most of all, believe in yourself.
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Shea Ki is creator of the Upgrade My Interview™ method. Her blend of practical tips and holistic activities helps women interview in a way that feels authentic and gets results. You can follow her on Instagram for career inspiration, interview tips, and the occasional lip-syncing silliness. Learn more about her bio, background, and biz here.