Admit it, you are obsessed with selfies. However, according to Pamela Rutledge, a media psychologist and director of the Media Psychology Research Center in Newport Beach, California ** , you might be in luck. "A selfie is no different from arriving at a job interview looking your best." We can add a little substance to your selfie game and land a great internship for the summer.
The key is to practice maintaining your confidence in arenas where you are unfamiliar. Your friends and followers already accept you, a new manager may not. Also, if you are accustomed to using filters, you might be setting yourself up. What happens when your college or work experience does not impress? This is when many become unfocused and fail. Before the interview, ask yourself: Why are you here? Why this company? Do your research. Why this year? Write it down. When you feel that disconnect starting to form during the interview, speak that truth. Having authentic motives makes you well respected & unique.
Remember to channel that super selfie confidence into your spring interviews. You got this, just #LeanInKeisha !