So, call me checked out, but prior to a few days ago, I had no idea who Kendra was! I actually don’t watch much TV other than PBS or CNN and had not heard of the series “The Girls Next Door” with Hugh Hefner and his three live-in girlfriends…of which Kendra was one.
So, step one in preparing for any interview is information gathering–and good to start with folks around you.
I started asking my friends if they knew of someone named “Kendra” and found out that many did. They told me to be careful because she pulls no punches and holds nothing back (my kind of gal!).
I was basically just planning to go into the interview with only my authenticity and boyish charm…but those I spoke with gave me enough to realize that I needed to sit down and really study my potential “employer”–so I spent three hours on the internet tonight doing just that! I also found out that the three interviewees will meet Kendra on either 1) the beach, 2) around a barbecue pit, or 3) on a basketball court. My elements are great at the beach and I stunk at basketball…so I’m putting in for the beach shot!
Job search related points for today: RESEARCH…and know your interview environments beforehand. For example, can you get the full name of your interviewers BEFORE you go in? It’s amazing how much you can find out about someone online prior to meeting them…virtually anybody!