Simply Nerdy Mom: 5 Ways to be Confident and Rock That Interview, Momma!

Monday, February 26, 2018

5 Ways to be Confident and Rock That Interview, Momma!

A lot of mommas wait until after all of their children are grown and in school to go back to work. After being a stay at home mom for so long, sometimes it can be a little scary getting back out there into the work force. I've compiled 5 simple ways to be confident and rock that interview. 

New Dress Clothes
 After years of being a stay at home mom, most women are reduced to a few pairs of mom jeans, tee shirts, and yoga pants. We can't wear those to a job interview, right? I mean, you could, but I really would not recommend it. This is the perfect opportunity to go out and buy yourself something nice and dressy. If you are just getting back to work after having a baby, this will give you the opportunity to find a few outfits that fit your new mom body. Finding nice dress clothes that fit us properly can be a huge confident booster. Since a lot of us mom's spend our time in yoga pants or clothes we don't mind getting dirty, it makes us feel good to dress up and look nice. For me, when I went back to work one year after having my oldest, I was really nervous about it until I went shopping for new clothes. The new clothes gave me a new confidence and it can work for any mom going back to work after having their kiddos, no matter how long it's been.

Breathable Undergarments
I might have been able to include this in the last tip, but I think it deserves it's own spot because this ends up being a huge life saver. When we get nervous, we sweat. Stress sweat is the worst. We don't want to ruin our new blazer and dress shirt with sweat stains, right? So a nice breathable undershirt is a must. My go-to undershirt is the Don't Sweat It Tee from Knixwear. It comes in three colors - nude, black, and white - and protects your clothes from sweat spots and staining. The Fresh Fix Technology in the underarms absorb sweat and prevents odor, and the breathable back panel prevents sweat from seeping through with quick dry material. They are fitted yet very comfortable, so you don't have to worry about bunching and give a smooth silhouette under your clothes. 

Hair and Makeup
Sometimes all it takes is a new hairstyle or cut, or maybe a fresh, new makeup look. You can do this at home by searching Pinterest for new styles, or if you can afford to go ahead and splurge a little by getting your hair and makeup done professionally at your local salon. Go ahead, momma, you deserve it! If you have a cosmetology school near you, a lot of times you can get your hair cut, colored, and styled by the students for a really reasonable price. 

Evaluate Your New Skills
A lot of women don't consider this, but after you become a mom, you have a whole new set of skills that can actually be quite helpful in the work force. For example, being a mom requires a good sense of timing, multitasking, and so much more. You learn how to set a schedule, you are more than likely use to waking up pretty early, and you can probably take an important phone call while holding a baby on your hip and cooking dinner. Think about how useful your new skills as a mother will be to your potential employer, and make sure you mention those skills on your resume or during the interview. 

It really is the simple things in life. And when I say smile, I mean smile like you mean it. Nothing screams confidence like a genuine smile. Even if you are nervous as heck, a smile makes everyone feel great. Feelings and emotions are things that are contagious. I learned this working in retail. A lot of regular customers would come in, defeated from a particularly bad day and all it took was a smile and kind words to turn their day around. happiness really is contagious. This is a great tip when it comes to interviews as well. Making someone feel good by being kind is always a plus for the other person, but it's also incredibly helpful to you as well. When you make people feel good and happy, even if you are having a bad day yourself, you will in turn brighten your own day a little. So I always say a smile is the best thing you can wear! 

This is a sponsored post. Simply Nerdy Mom may have been paid to provide some or all of this information, however, we only provide useful tips we truly believe in. 


  1. Great tips! Yes us moms have a whole new gang of job skills.

  2. Thanks for the tips, I do believe a genuine smile can make a difference.

  3. A smile is so important and it's contagious. The more I smile the less nervous I get also. Interviewing is not my favorite thing to do but once you land the job it was all worth it!

  4. These tips are so incredible! Definitely ways to rock it!

  5. these are awesome tips for moms rejoining the workforce!