So, you would like to work as a Massage Therapist in a certain place you have seen or 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 show your best 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 can you work?
- How 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?
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
- Wear shoes
- Cover your underarms
- Have your nails clipped and clean
- Use a friendly greeting, look them in the eye and smile
- Be yourself
- Be honest
- Show good manners
- Stay positive
- 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: (all of these have happened to us in an interview through the years! Shocking!)
- Show up late
- Come barefoot
- Be confrontational
- 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
- Chew gum
- Say negative statements about the place you are interviewing with