How to Ace Your Next Interview By Owning Who You Are

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One of the biggest obstacles to finding and landing the job of your dreams is not only knowing who you are, what you want, and what you’re worth, but being able to express this to others.

The above challenges may seem daunting, and that’s because they can be, but have no fear, here are 3 actionable tips for answering them and presenting your best self to ace any job interview:

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  1. First, things first- you must embrace the “YOU are the best person for the job” mentality. The key to a successful interview is truly believing this and embodying it. This is not an easy feat. But once mastered, it becomes a tough opponent and helps kick out any fear, insecurity, and doubt.

Here’s the good news, you can act as if you are the best, even if you don’t really believe it at first, because over time, you will gain an understanding of what makes you the best and most qualified for the job.

More often than not, hiring managers hire someone with great potential, a real passion, and a go-getter mentality over the person with a lot of experience. So how do you compete with the applicants with way more experience?

  1. Know Your Place and Know Your Role This means be genuine and authentic to who you are and what you can offer. Don’t under or oversell yourself. How do you do this? Read the job description and ask questions. Can you do this job well? Do you fully understand what all this job entails? If not, ask questions so you know what you are getting yourself into, like:
    • Could you tell me a little bit more about what the day-to-day of this job looks like?
    • How would you describe the culture? Do people work together or independently?
  1. Know Your Audience– You’re not talking to your mom or dad or best friend. Do not beg, whine, or use slang or words your interviewer may not understand. Be professional and treat the people interviewing you as you would someone you think highly of and whose opinion you value. Whether you picture speaking to one of your teachers, a grandparent, mentor, or any other person, make sure you are presenting your best self by:
  • Practicing what you are going to say with another person or in front of a mirror.
  • Knowing the company you are interviewing with:

Understand their values and how they present themselves. Incorporate the language they use with the language you use. For example, Victoria Secret’s wants to make women feel “sexy, sophisticated, and forever young” so in an interview with them, you may want to express that one of the reasons you are passionate about this brand is because it caters to women of all ages making them feel “sexy, sophisticated, and forever young.”

Believe in yourself and that you are the best for the job, and remember, to be a success, it only has to work once!

We challenge you to try one of these tips for your next interview, and let us know how it goes in the comments below. Did it work? If not, what could you do differently next time?


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2 comment on “How to Ace Your Next Interview By Owning Who You Are

  1. It is a common dilemma for candidates on how to act during the interview because they don’t want to mess up the interview and get the position offered whether if it is an executive position or staff level. We get it. It makes us nervous and it is nerve racking to choose what side of yourself should you expose to the recruiter.

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