Obviously this depends greatly on an over the phone vs. in-person, but what does your process consist of? I have taken this opportunity to describe my phone interview strategy:
I hardly ever sleep the night before, because who knows, I may never get this opportunity again. I wake up groggy as all hell, and down a massive cup of coffee. Then I really get things going.
Get the shower going and throw on my guilty pleasures playlist. The songs I jammed this morning are:
End Credits - Pirates of the Caribbean Soundtrack
Behind these Hazel Eyes - Kelly Clarkson
Sk8er Boi - Avril Levine
Fergalicious - Fergie
Promiscuous - Nelly
4 Minutes - Madonna
This is of course all preference. I like to throw on the most absurd songs to calm the nerves and remind myself that if Madonna can save the world in < 4 minutes, Im pretty sure I can act normal for 30 minutes over the phone.
I get these bangers going at full volume to let my sleeping roommates know what I am doing is of the utmost importance. They need to be jacked up for ME, as this is my time to shine, and Im running this bitch back from the 20 straight to the end zone.
All kidding aside, I usually have about an hour left. I print out everything, rehearse in the mirror like a madman to ensure I say pitch book as opposed to bitch cook, and remind myself that if I fuck this up, there's always the Steak and Shake down the road.
I throw on dress clothes to act the part, never putting on shoes because I pace across my floor the entire time, and I don't want the interviewer to be cognizant of that fact.
Finally, I throw on one of Eminem's famous pump-ups like Lose Yourself, and pray the interviewer calls on time, and not to reschedule.
Mod Note (Andy): top 50 posts of 2017, this one ranks #40 (based on # of silver bananas)