Imagine this, you’re in Massage School, you’re passing all the tests, and you can’t wait to graduate and begin your career as a licensed massage therapist. So, what is next for you? What do you need to do to set yourself apart and score that dream job? Having a successful interview is an important factor to working in the spa of your dreams and for many people it can be intimidating and stressful. Here are some tips and tricks to help you succeed at your interview and get started on your career!
Dress For Success
A good rule of thumb when going to any interview is to make sure you are dressed professionally. The way we dress is a great reflection of who we are so it is important to look your best when interviewing. Try to stray away from wearing jeans with holes in them, tennis shoes, or t-shirts. Dressing for success and making sure you look the best version of yourself will help you feel confident during your interview and the person interviewing you will appreciate the effort you made by looking clean and presentable.
Arrive 10-15 Minutes Early
Promptness is a major factor in having a successful interview. Employers want to hire someone that is reliable, and showing up late could give them the wrong impression. That is why we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes earlier than the scheduled interview. This will make you look responsible and give you time to breathe and collect your thoughts before the interview begins.
Do your Research
It never hurts to do a little research on the company you are interviewing with. Get to know their mission statement and if they have core values memorize them. It is also important to fully understand the role of the job you are applying for and the skills you will need to succeed. Learning more about the company and the role you will play in it, will help you answer the interviewer’s questions more confidently while also proving to the future employer that you have the drive and motivation to be a great member of the team!
Come With Questions
Be prepared to ask questions regarding the job when you are interviewing. A lot of the times employers will ask you “Do you have any questions for me?” at the end of an interview. It is important to come up with a few questions regarding their expectations for the job, your role within the company , and the work culture. This will show the company that you are just as invested in them as they are you, during the interview process.
Preparation is Key
Make sure you are prepared. Preparation is key to a successful interview experience. Be ready to answer all the possible questions they could ask you massage theory or other. If there is a practical examination after the interview to test your knowledge on massage, come equipped with all the things you may need to pass. It is better to be over prepared than not prepared at all.
The interview process can be stressful but if you put in the effort we assure that you will receive the results you want and will be one step closer to working that dream job! So, do your research, dress professionally, show up early, ask all the important questions, and nail that interview. Your future as a licensed massage therapist is waiting.
Join us in enhancing the lives of others by becoming a massage therapist at Indiana Academy of Massage! We are conveniently located on the north side of Indianapolis in beautiful Zionsville!