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Boost Your Confidence Before an Interview

To boost your confidence before an interview it is essential that you familiarize yourself with the position you are applying for. Another key, critical component for interview confidence is to be knowledgeable about the company, and people within the business, that you are interviewing with. Below is a free template to help guide you into a confident interview.

Pre-Interview Cheat Sheet

Copy and paste this cheat sheet into a Word document and add images, videos, and website links to use as a study guide.

  1. Review the company’s website and social media pages. Memorize a few key points in the “About Us" section of their website, if they have one.

    List 2-3 things you did not know about this company:

    1. _____________________________________

    2. _____________________________________

    3. _____________________________________

  2. What is the full name of the owner, hiring manager, or other influential people in the field?

    Name of Hiring Manager ______________________

    Name of owner or parent company _______________________

    Job you are interviewing for:___________________

    Tip - Look online for pictures to match a name to a face. Search for notable awards or achievements they might have received. Are there any that you find particularly inspiring? Why?

  3. What kind of tools do the employees use regularly to do their job?

    Tip - To answer this you might need to network with a current employee. Send them a short, professional email. Reach out to understand what a typical day at work looks like and what it takes to do the job well.

    List tools or special equipment required to do this job:

    • _____________________________________

    • _____________________________________

    • _____________________________________

    • _____________________________________

  4. Familiarize yourself with the tools, computer programs, and skills that make up the job. Watch video tutorials, read industry related books, browse products in stores, or find an instructor to teach you. Keep researching these skills until you can confidently explain them to someone else.

    Practice your explanation of the job and your applicable skills:



After all that research you did you should be proud and confident! You are already standing out amongst the crowd! It is natural to be nervous before an interview, but, when you know the expectations of the job, along with the skills and tools required, you are already ahead of the competition. Boost your confidence further by reviewing tips on How to Answer Tough Interview Questions.”

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