An Interview a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
Some say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but is that true? Instead, I love to believe that sharing a Dove Love a day keeps the doctor away. Those dark chocolates with a sweet message inside are good for the soul. However, lately I’ve been thinking, “Maybe it’s an interview a day that could keep the doctor away.”
This isn’t to say there’s anything wrong with doctors, but I feel there’s something so powerful about being kind to ourselves to enhance our good health. I love to practice interviewing with people I know, and I also know it’s not everyone’s thing, but I strongly believe if you don’t love to be interviewed, a little mind shift could do the trick.
You see, instead of thinking things like, “I hope they like me, pick me, want me,” when practicing, I encourage you to shift your thinking to statements such as, “I hope I like them, I want to work with them, I love their energy.” When we remain mindful of the power of our thoughts, and strive to keep them positive, we enjoy experiences more.
A practice interview is a place to share strengths, accomplishments, how far we’ve come, and our goals for the future. It’s also a great place to remind ourselves of all we are and all we have done. Some of you may be thinking, “But Annie, I’m not even looking for a job.” While you may not be, it’s still a great idea to practice, not only as an important reminder of the good stuff you’re made of, but in preparation for something just around the corner that you don’t know is coming yet.
I strive to always think about remembering to put a smile on, remind myself that my own positive thoughts have power, and that even if I’m not using the skills yet, I’ll be ready when I need to be. This week, I encourage you to find a friend and complete a practice interview. Then, discuss the strengths you saw in one another to continue adding to your positive thought power and the extraordinary person you know you are.
What does living your exceptional life look like to you?
When was the last time you completed an interview? What did you love about it?
What part of interviewing are you afraid of? Why?
Have you ever done a mock interview before? How did it help you feel prepared?