Did you know that according to a recent report on CNBC that 70% of employers consider personality as a top consideration in hiring decisions? They are eager to see our creativity, humor, positivity or other traits that make us unique.
Unfortunately, the interview process often feels like a place where our personality isn't allowed to come out and play. There are high stakes and big pressures involved in most interviews. Finding where the fun is in the stress of getting prepared can be a challenge.
I created this week's Upgrade My Interview™ video to remind you to do something silly, goofy, or just for laughs before you start your interview prep and practice. The more you can relax and allow enjoyment into your interview prep and practice, the more likely you will be your authentic, best self in the hot seat.
Keep in mind that how you prep and practice, including the energy you bring to it, will be how you perform in the real deal.
Are you taking getting ready to share your professional value TOO SERIOUSLY lately? Stop putting your nose to the grindstone, hustling to be the perfect interviewer, or overly preparing. It is time to go have some fun and do something silly to connect with your playful, more creative side.
Making time for enjoying fun before an interview is just as important as practicing your responses, choosing your best outfit, and learning more about the people interviewing you. Every time you allow for creativity, joy, and humor into your interview prep, you increase the chances your personality will naturally shine through when it matters most.
Your turn: What will you do to allow yourself some fun when you practice for an interview? I will also send you a bonus Upgrade My Interview™ gift if you recognize what silly song in the video I am lip-syncing to and put it in the comments!
Most of all, believe in yourself.
Shea Ki is creator of the Upgrade My Interview™ method. Did you know that every month she sends out free practical tips and holistic activities to help you shine in the hot seat? Join others who have subscribed so they can learn how to upgrade their interview in a way that feels authentic and gets results.