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5 key interview tips for the wellness industry

In this article, we discuss interview strategies for job opportunities in the welless industry. Let's explore.

The first step of an interview strategy is preparation. This comes in several forms, including mental and emotional preparation (mindset), and preparing answers to potential questions.

1. Mindset

Prepare your internal environment and create a space of positivity and nurturing support.

You could try an interview mantra, a simple affirming phrase that you repeat:

I am capable — I am confident — I have got this! I deserve this — I am knowledgeable — they want me on their team! I am awesome — deserving — focused – positive!

2. Question preparation

Here are a few key things for you to prepare for.

What do you know about our company?

A little strategy goes a long way here. Take a look at the below list and familiarise yourself with a company through these areas:

  • Company values
  • Recent events
  • Interesting projects
  • Press releases
  • New product or service launches

Don’t be afraid to start a discussion around one of the above areas. Share your knowledge of the subject and have a question ready for your interviewer to spark further conversation.

What are your salary expectations?

Have a clear understanding of what your expectations are and don’t be caught out.

More often than not, you will know the salary or salary bracket from the job advertisement.

If you don’t, and you need to earn a certain amount to live comfortably, we suggest asking the employer prior to applying for the job – there is no point wasting anyone’s time (yours or theirs).

On occasion, an employer might ask what your previous/current salary was/is. It is best, to be honest in this situation but explain:

  • Why you’re willing to take a drop in salary: For example, you are new to the job type, or you value other factors over salary.
  • Why you desire a salary increase: For example, this position is a progression in your career, you have incredible transferable skills, experience, and perhaps a brilliant network that could support the growth of the business.

3. Ask them questions!

Nine times out of ten, there will be a chance to ask an interviewer questions at the end of your interview.

This is your chance to demonstrate your enthusiasm and sell yourself! Make it clear you’ve really thought about the business and how you could benefit them by joining the team.

Check out the downloads to see examples of questions you could ask your interviewer.

4. Body language

  • Strong eye contact throughout
  • Sit upright
  • Strong handshake – at the beginning and at the end
  • Lots of smiling and nodding your head in agreement. Match their body language.
  • Match their tempo and level of voice

5. Follow up

Always send a follow-up, ideally on the same day! Share what you enjoyed with the interviewer, your key takeaways, and demonstrate your excitement about the opportunity. This is SO important, and essential, even if you think that the interview didn’t go as well as you had hoped.

If you’d like to learn more about jobs in the wellness industry, check out the full online course, from Welltodo, below.

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