You know your value. You know the kind of person you have the potential to be. You walk in with confidence. You look the interviewers in the eye. You sit up straight. You smile.
You’ll be okay, whatever happens. You do not NEED an offer to validate how good you are. You’re excited. This is a conversation. Your chance to get to know a firm. Are they good enough for you?
You know why you’re doing this. You know your journey, the hardships you’ve faced, everything you’ve been through to get to this point. All the doubts and rejections and self-talk you’ve overcome. All the people who thought you couldn’t do this. All the times your mind drove you crazy when you were at the brink of giving up.
Unexpected questions don’t throw you because you’ve thought deeply about who you are and why you want this. You want to talk about your experiences. You want them to ask you why you stand out. It’s not embarrassing. It’s not arrogant. You owe it to yourself to celebrate who you are.
You’re not scripted. You don’t say what you think the interviewers want to hear. You know what you want out of your future. You light up when you talk about your passions.
You’re nervous, but that’s okay. You’re not the only one to feel like an imposter. Like you shouldn’t be here. You also know it isn’t true. The firm invited you here for a reason. It wasn’t a mistake. Other candidates might be more polished or qualified but that doesn’t matter.
This is it. This is your time.