After lots of “Hurry up and…WAIT!”, this glorious day is now upon me. So, now what? I personally believe that we’re most successful when we’re confident. And I’m most confident when I’m prepared.
- What to wear? Yes, I’m still a girl 🙂 And there’s some truth behind the notion of you DOING your best when you’re FEELING your best. This also encompasses making sure that I eat well the day before the interview, drink lots of water and get a good night’s sleep!
- Get your mind right! <peptalk> Remember, YOU are interviewing THEM! You are in a perfectly fine job right now. You don’t NEED this job, you WANT this job. </peptalk> This should be freeing! Here’s an article I found that brings this concept home: http://www.interviewsuccessformula.com/job-interview-tips/the-right-interview-mindset.php
- The Good Stuff
- General interview questions: As a manager, I’ve been conducting interviews for a long time! I typically start out by asking the candidate to summarize their background. Then I delve into questions that help me understand the candidate’s perspective on the job and why they believe that they are a good fit. Here’s a short list of questions that should prepare me in this regard: http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2013/03/06/5-interview-questions-you-should-always-prepare-to-answer
- Specific job-related interview questions: After getting a feel for who the candidate is, now it’s time to see if they really know their stuff. Since I’ve never interviewed Scrum Master candidates before, I dug up some thought-provoking SM-specific questions online: http://lmsgoncalves.com/2014/09/08/40-scrum-master-interview-questions/
- Now, relax: You’re prepared and you’ll do fine. It is what it is. If it’s meant to be, it’ll be. If not, there’s a larger plan at play. I’m a full-believer in 1) doing your part 2) letting God do His. Now, it’s His turn 🙂 I’ll keep ya’ll posted.