9 Tips to Nail a Job Interview
You did it! You applied for a cosmetology job, and you’ve been contacted for an interview. Congratulations! Now it’s time to get ready to make a great impression. Here are 9 interview prep tips to help you shine.
Tip #1 Share your skills and abilities with confidence
Now is not the time to be shy — or modest. Before the interview, think about your experiences and skills and how they will help you succeed in the salon.
Tip #2 Talk about what inspires and motivates you
Employers want to hire someone who has a passion for their work. As you prep for your upcoming interview, consider what gets you excited about working in cosmetology.
Tip #3 Discuss what you're most excited to learn
The cosmetology and barbering industries are growing – and changing – quickly. So before your interview, think about your future self. Do you want to expand your technical knowledge? Are you interested in coaching or management? Share your goals with the interviewer.
Tip #4 Dress like a pro
You only have one chance to make a first impression, so take time to pick an outfit that overall looks professional, but still shows off your style.
Tip #5 Practice taking deep breaths
Interviews can be stressful, and feeling nervous is completely normal! To help your body relax before the interview, take a few slow, deep breaths.
Tip #6 Talk about customer service
How do you make customers feel great? Think about your approach to serving customers, including examples of how you have gone the extra mile.
Tip #7 Need to reschedule? Reach out!
Things happen! If you can’t make your interview time, be sure to call and let your contact know, and do it as early as possible.
Tip #8 Bring your supplies
Be prepared! Bring your tools, a notebook, and a pen. Write down any important duties, scheduling notes, and requirements that the interviewer shares.
Tip #9 Take care of yourself
A little self-care goes a long way, so make sure you are hydrated and well rested before your interview. It will give you the confidence and feel-good vibes needed to show up cool, calm, and collected.
Putting in a little time and preparation before your interview is so worth it. By following these 9 interview tips, you’ll demonstrate your skills and abilities, and help your future employer see why they need you. Now get out there and crush that interview!
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