Congratulations! The company you are hoping to work for liked what they saw on your application, and now you have an interview coming up soon. Whether this is your first job interview or your 50th, it’s completely natural to feel a combination of excitement and anxiety. Take a deep breath: You can do this.
The night before your big interview is time for preparation. Thinking positive thoughts, ironing the right clothes, and in general, setting yourself up for success is important. For extra tips on impressing your potential boss, we gathered a list of five things smart people do the night before an interview.
1. Nightly Skincare Routine
The evening before your interview, consider applying the best over the counter night cream on your face and neck. Your personality and prior job experience will let you shine, while a night cream will help your skin glow. You will want to choose a cream that contains anti-aging ingredients, different vitamins, and plant driven adaptogens. Also, anti-wrinkle creams work wonders on oily skin and acne-prone skin. The end result? Your wrinkles will be less noticeable, the appearance of fine lines will be minimized, and sensitive skin will become nourished and rejuvenated.
In the morning, you will wake up feeling confident and beautiful; this is why investing in a quality night cream is essential. Your face will be ready in the morning for a light moisturizer and makeup application. Taking care of your skin is important before an interview because you want to show your potential employer that you care about your appearance.
2. Magnetic Lashes
You already decided that you want to wear magnetic eyelashes to your interview, but applying magnetic lashes isn’t something you’ve attempted before. You should give those false lashes a whirl before rushing to apply them in the morning. Once you’ve figured out the basics, you can get dressed and do your makeup while still showing up for the interview on time.
The process is simple, no glue and no mess. Start off by applying the magnetic eyeliner. The magnetic lashes adhere to the liner like magic. You can choose from using a subtle top lash or going all out, wearing top lashes and bottom lashes. With the variety of styles and sets for sale, you’re sure to find lashes you love. For an interview, you might want to stick with lashes that appear natural.
3. Dress to Impress
There’s no better feeling than walking into your potential job while dressing to impress. You want to make your best impression during an interview, both in what you say and what you are wearing. You can dress in an outfit that is professional and fashionable. For instance, navy blue blazers never go out of style and they match well with pencil skirts, slacks, and statement dresses.
Alternatively, you can experiment with button-down shirts or go classic with a black dress and matching black tights. Once you’ve decided on an outfit, you will want to iron and place it on a hanger the night before so it doesn’t wrinkle. Nothing says “don’t hire me” like wrinkled, unkempt clothing. When you’re dressed presentably, you will instantly make a good impression.
4. Don’t Forget Accessories
Before going to sleep, scour through your jewelry box. Wearing nice jewelry and accessories will help you stand out from other interviewees. Make sure you aren’t going over the top, since you don’t want to appear gaudy. In general, less is more and the simpler the better. Some nice options are silver or gold bangle bracelets, pearl earrings, simple necklaces, and let’s not forget about shoes. Now that you picked out the jewelry you are going to wear, it’s time to decide on footwear.
If you are someone who enjoys heels, be careful with which pair you choose. Wearing heels to an interview can make or break your chances. The heel itself shouldn’t be more than two inches. Unless you’re interviewing at a sneaker outlet, you will probably want to stay clear of sneakers. Classy heels, men’s dress shoes, and solid-colored flats are perfect.
5. Positive Affirmations
Your skin is moisturized, you know how to apply your magnetic lashes now, and your clothing and accessories are ready to go. What’s next? Now it’s time to think positive thoughts. When people tell themselves that they’re going to fail at something, their chances of success become slim. Embrace your inner-confidence and write down some positive affirmations.
You can post sticky notes on your mirror — that way you’ll see them when you’re getting ready for your interview in the morning. Writing down affirmations like, “you can ace this interview,” and “you are braver than you believe” encourages a much-needed confidence boost.