Making a Good Impression n Your Massage Interview
So, you would like to work as a Massage Therapist in a certain place you have found to need massage help? They don't need a resume, but are requesting an initial interview to see if you are a match.
Great! Now you can prepare and have your best game on, your most impressive professionalism. Before you go in for your massage interview, do some research on the company you are interviewing with. Also, do some brainstorming: do an honest self-assesment, make a list and be clear about what your needs are:
What days and hours can you be available?
Hom many massage sessions are you willing to do in one day?
How much time between sessions do you need?
What type of clients do you/don't you want to work on?
Why do you want to work in this particular place?
What are your favorite modalities?
What are you strengths & weaknesses?
Are you a team player or do you work better alone?
Do you want/need to be in charge?
Be professional. Make your best first impression for your massage interview. It can be a make or break of getting a job you really want.
Basic interview do's:
Be on time
Look professional: smell nice, have good "massage friendly" clothes on
Cover your underarms
Have your nails clipped and clean
Use a friendly greeting, look them in the eye and smile
Show good manners
Have your resume with you or emailed ahead
Know their business, do your research, know why you want to work there, express that
Sit with good posture with both feet on the ground
What NOT to do in an interview, especially for a Massage Therapist: (we had to add this list of no-brainer NEVER DO's, because all of these have happened to us in an interview through the years! Shocking!)
Show up late
Wear revealing clothing, no bra, tank tops, no shoes, flip flops, sandals, or heavy perfume
Talk nervously without stopping
Show up stoned or drunk
Ask simple questions about their business, know ahead of time...why are you interviewing here?
Bring others with you to the interview
Bring food to eat during the interview
Bring pets with you to the interview
Tap your fingers or feet
Say negative statements about the place you are interviewing with