After losing my job in October of 2014, I finally went on my first job interview in January 2015. Sheesh, times are rough for a boss babe. It is not always easy to find a position that is going to be a good fit for your mind, body, and spirit. However, when you need the funds, you need the funds. Often we find ourselves deciding if we should settle or just take any job we come by. Here is my journey from that time.
Support is always helpful when you are struggling to get on your feet. My fiance came home with an “I’m proud of you” gift after my interview. It is the sweet things that remind you of your strength. It is also the belief that I have a partner in crime that makes me want to work hard. When you don’t have work, many things run through your mind. You begin to get all of the negative thoughts plus you feel judged by others. It is always nice to have support by those around you. Support is a reminder that even if you don’t get the job you have others to lean on.
You must remember in the tough times, that life is what you make it. In other words, what you believe to be true will come true. So if you are hard on yourself, things will be hard. That thought process adds more stress to an already stressful time. Find time to make life fun and think about positive things to get your mind off the tough stuff. I always remember that I have talent and Iove what I do after a job interview and I don’t get the job, it’s their loss.
I get some many different emotions before a job interview. Not only do I need a positive mindset going into the interview, I also need a routine. When I go on a job interview I like to review questions and make sure I eat a good breakfast. I also try and get there super early. All of those things help me to be in a clear headspace and prevents my emotions from getting in the way.
When you look back on a tough time, you often realize it was not as bad as it felt. Every annoyance, every inconvenience, and every frustration will have its purpose. I know that’s a hard pill to swallow in a tough time but looking in makes it easy to see the big picture. In hard times it’s this very thought that keeps me going along with the support of my love. Knowing this and keeping a positive mindset keeps me moving as well.
What is important is that you get the support you need, have a clear mindset, and just be you.
Do you have any helpful tips for going to a job interview? Share your insights in the comments below.
Until Next Time…
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