Before you can start working as a massage therapist, you have to perform a massage interview to get the job, and interviewing for a massage position is quite different than most other interview processes.


Be prepared to share how you feel that your education, experience, personality and ancillary skills will be an asset to the company. Several people with equally good qualifications could be interviewing for this position, and your knowledge of the employer’s mission, goals and business philosophy can go a long way to demonstrate your interest and work ethic.


Below are some tips to remember in preparation for the interview:


1. Research the company.

2. Update your resume.

3. Dress appropriately and avoid oversized or layered jewelry.

4. Wear natural makeup and keep your hair simple and out of your face.

5. On the way to your interview, listen to your favorite pump up song to boost your energy and confidence. (It sounds silly but it actually works!)

6. Turn off your phone and spit out the gum.

7. Arrive on time (and not too early, 10 minutes is usually best).


When interviewing for a massage position, depending on the size of the business, a human resources person or the owner will likely be the first person to sit down with you for a few moments and talk with you about your education and experience. During the massage interview, be prepared to talk about what you learned in school, what your strongest and weakest modalities are, what you envision for yourself as a massage therapist, and about your previous experience with clients.


The second you walk out of the interview write a handwritten thank you note and pop it in the mail that same day. Yes, as in snail mail. It may seem old-fashioned, but this is an often-overlooked gesture that is greatly appreciated and highly noted by potential employers. Follow up if you haven’t heard back by the date specified during the interview. Do not follow up before that date.


By applying the advice offered here, you will be positioned to have a successful interview and land the job you want.


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