Hello, Creatives! Job interviews can be terrifying. Let’s be honest; they’re a tiny window of time where you have to prove yourself to an employer. There’s a big metaphorical spotlight shining down on you, and it’s warm and you’re sweaty, and you’re practically 99% Perspiration yourself!
We want to help you master those media job interviews, and by the end of these Ten Top Tips we hope you’ll know more ticks and techniques to excel in any media interview.
1) Make the First Move
“I called ahead & asked to meet with the person who previously held the post. Out of 9 people interviewed for the job, I was the one person to do that.” – Andrea Fairless, Careers Coach
While Andrea Fairless, (currently a Careers Coach at the University of Sunderland) stresses that she doesn’t know if this was a deciding factor in receiving her previous position as Careers Advisor for UK careers advice company Connexions, it certainly didn’t hurt.
Because of this phone call, Andrea was able to meet to talk about the environment at Connexions, what everyday tasks she would encounter, and other useful little tidbits. Even if it’s just a short phone conversation with your potential employer, just having the time and the space to fire a ease a few concerns before your media interview can work wonders.