I had to reblog this post, which offers clever analogies between interviewing and dating. I would emphasize the last part. Avoid being a needy date (candidate). HR has the responsibility to fill the position with a superstar. You, on the other hand, can continue exploring opportunities. Who should be sweating?
What are two of the hardest social interactions in life? First dates and interviews. But somehow, approaching the two things the same way can give you better luck in both. Here is how I ace interviews by treating them like a first date:
Never..Ever.. go on a first date or an interview without preparing yourself. By this, I mean that you need to take the time to think about your life experiences and your stories–times when you have grown, and times that have been hard for you and how you overcame them to be the amazing person you are today. Give yourself positive talk, check yourself out in the mirror a couple times, put on your best outfit, and get the show on the road!
2. Bring your best self
Physically and mentally you need to bring your A-game.
Physically, “Dress well test well.” Know what outfit…
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