How to Affordably Prepare for Interviews

So you updated your resume, filled out applications, and finally got a call to interview for your dream job- how exciting! Now there’s only one thing left to do- prepare for it! It is absolutely crucial to prepare accordingly for the job that you want; it not only increases your professionalism points, but gives employers a good impression of you. Below is my complete list of how to affordably dress and prepare for interviews:

1. Go to bed early.

I know what you’re probably thinking; how does this relate to dressing for an interview? Well, a lot of reasons, actually. Getting the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep not only increases your sharpness, but makes you appear and sound more awake. You won’t have as many bags under your eyes and your eyes will be bright and inviting. Not to mention, sleep is 100% free!

2. Have an accessible accessory.

Large tote bags are the best thing you can have by your side during that interview. Not only are they stylish, but they are extremely affordable. I got mine at Rue 21 for $7.00, and similar tote bags can be purchased at Walmart, Target, etc. By an “accessible accessory”, I mean put that thing to use. Put your resume folders, water bottles, business cards, etc. in it! You will look more prepared and ready for the interview too, which gives off a great impression to employers.

3. Carry a lint roller.

Pick up a lint roller at the Dollar Tree for only $1.00, it could be a huge lifesaver! I have a Labrador at home and she loves to sit on me, give me hugs, and lay on me. When I kiss my dog goodbye, I might end up having large amounts of fur all over me that I obviously do not want. On the other hand, you might have just washed your clothes and have lint all over your suit. Both situations are not ideal, but there are affordable solutions for you. Lint rollers will take it all off; they are literal magic! Again, only $1.00 at Dollar Tree. I would also put this in your tote bag just in case!

4. Have a hair tie with you.

Last thing at Dollar Tree to remember to get, I promise. Sometimes your hair doesn’t turn out the way you want it to, the weather is crappy and making your hair frizzy, or it’s blazing hot out and you need to be comfortable. I swear I can have a thousand hair ties and still forget to remember to bring one when I need it the most. Thankfully, Dollar Tree always has unlimited amounts of hair ties for only $1.00. You also get an average of 30 hair ties per package, which can come in handy for future interviews. This is a good thing to keep on your wrist or tote bag.