Weathering the Weather

By, 03/18/2014

It’s the night before your big job interview. You’ve glanced over your resume for the umpteenth time, you can recite the company’s mission statement and your clothes are fresh from the drycleaners. You’re ready! But before you tuck yourself in for a good night’s sleep, don’t forget to check one more thing: the weather report.

Inclement winter weather has covered headlines recently, to the point that some are speculating about its impact on the economy. Macro impact aside, bad weather affects you on a day-to-day basis, especially with transportation. Considering you’ve got enough on your plate trying to ace your interview, being caught off guard by a storm adds unnecessary stress. You may not be able to avoid that impending blizzard or downpour, but you can take steps to ensure that Mother Nature doesn’t rain on your (figurative) parade. Leave home early in anticipation of delays; put on weather-appropriate clothing so your interview suit isn’t ruined; double bag important documents like resumes so they remain protected from the elements. Doing your prep work will allow you to focus all your energy on wowing your potential employer!