Jobhop Jobhop's blog : 10 Songs That Will Motivate and Inspire You Before a Job Interview
You've got your outfit sorted, done some thorough research, planned your route and prepared some questions to ask. In other words, you're all set for the big interview!
The only thing left to do is get yourself in the right mindset to tackle that tricky meeting.
If you're able to walk into your interview with your head held high, brimming with confidence and visualising a successful outcome, it stands to reason that you'll leave a positive impression on your interviewer.
So to help you get pumped up, inspired and ready to tackle anything, we've compiled a list of ten terrific motivational tunes to get you in the zone...
No motivational song list on the planet would be complete without this 80s rock staple. Originally the theme song to Rocky III, it's now the soundtrack to self-motivation and will spur you on to reach greater heights. Simply plug in your earphones, press play and prepare for instant inspiration!
Job hunting can be a disheartening experience. We've all endured the disappointment of missing out on roles and it can often be difficult to motivate yourself and recover from a setback. At times like these, you need Journey's rock anthem to give you a jolt out of the slump. 'Don't stop believing / hold on' are wise words that will encourage you to keep going and keep chasing that dream job. If it's good enough to inspire multiple American sports teams, it's good enough for us!
According to studies 'Don't Stop Me Now' is the most feel-good song of all time. It's not difficult to see why. From start to finish, the whole song is one huge burst of positivity and optimism, so it's an absolute cert for our pre-interview playlist. If lyrics like 'I'm a shooting star leaping through the skies / like a tiger defying the laws of gravity / I'm a racing car passing by like Lady Godiva / I'm gonna go go go there's no stopping me' don't get you fired up, nothing will!
If you weren't feeling good about your job interview before listening to this upbeat funk masterpiece by James Brown, you sure will after! Wash away all of your negative feelings with this classic song, and you'll be impressing the interviewer in no time.
Pretty much everyone who was alive in the 90s has heard this classic by Queen. Out of all the songs to pump you up, this one takes it to the next level. You will be feeling like a champion before your job interview even begins!
This song may not carry a motivational message but its happy 'woooooo's' will certainly keep your mind off your fear.
Katy Perry herself said it best when she described Roar as "...'a pick yourself up and dust yourself off and keep going' female empowerment song..." Need we say more?
A song all about happiness titled 'Happy'? You can't go wrong! This fuzzy pop song takes upbeat to a whole new level and will break you out even the lowest of interview slumps.
"Shoot me down but I won't fall. I am titanium." That should be your job interview mantra.
We've saved the best till last, our personal favourite finally is...
Oh yes, we did...That unmistakable intro...that countdown. It has it all. Cheesy lighting effects, bad haircuts, behind the scene shots and intense band close-ups. Who cares about the lyrics? In fact, we're united in our total lack of understand of said lyrics. Sing along - you know you want to.
Do you agree with our selection or have we missed an obvious choice? Perhaps you have a motivational track in mind that you'd like to share with others?
What's your ultimate YOU GOT THIS song for that crucial job interview?
Feel free to add yours to the list and tweet us @Jobhop!
In: Kyria Bush Jobhop.co.uk
Kyria Bush Jobhop.co.uk