Pre-Interview Techniques That Work

The days before an interview can be restless and preparation is a must. Luckily there are ways you can practice to help you do brilliantly in the interview and have a chance of securing the PR job. These tips are not conventional but they really do help.


First thing to do is make sure your WHOLE Facebook profile is set to private from everyone who is not your friend. This eliminates the chances of future employers seeing any embarrassing photos of you tagged within the site or even status updates. Now the interviewer won’t be able to think twice about hiring you and they will only see your professional side.

The next step is a reverse, look up the name of the person or people interviewing you and try to find out as much as you can about their online presence. Any information you can gather may be useful to help the conversation flow in the interview. It will also help them remember you if you show interest in something they like.

Water on Your Wrists & Behind Your Ears

This technique probably sounds very bizarre and you are wondering where this is going but this needs to be carried out just before you walk into the interview. Dab a few drops of water behind your ears and on your wrists so cool them down. There are main arteries running in these areas and the water will help to calm your nerves down.

Create a To Do List

So this one is not as strange as the last preparation technique and it will really help you get your head around everything. Write down a list of 10 points that you want to get across to the interviewer, things you are most proud of. You need to be able to relate these to the job and the company so it is worth putting some thought into this. If you don’t want to come across as too rehearsed for these answers a good way to disguise it is to pause slightly before answering.


Some people find it off putting to rehearse interview questions with a friend or family member. An alternative is to practice in front of a mirror and this way you can observe your facial expressions as well. Facial expressions can often say a lot so it is important to practice eliminating nervous expressions.



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