This is a simple spread that I whipped up to help myself focus before job interviews (or really, interviews of any kind). It uses six cards, laid out as shown below:
The spread positions are as follows:
1. The job
Or more specifically, the nature of the job. Obviously, you know what the job is, or you wouldn’t be interviewing for it. This position is designed to help reveal something deeper about the job.
2. Why you want the job
We’re hoping for something other than the Four of Pentacles here.
3. A way you’re qualified for the job
This is probably going to be your main talking point for the interview.
4. A way you’re not suited to the job
You probably won’t want to bring this up over the course of the interview, but I think that it’s still important information to have. No job is perfect, and it’s helpful to go into an interview with a realistic understanding of how the position you’re applying for you is and is not a good fit.
5. Something to focus on to prepare yourself for the interview
That is to say, something other than a Tarot reading that you can do to get ready.
6. A potential outcome of the interview
I’m generally leery of outcome cards, which is why I’ve dubbed this a “potential” outcome. Certainly not the only possible one, nor even the most likely one. And if this position makes you nervous (i.e. if you’re worried that you’ll turn up the Ten of Swords and your confidence will be shattered), you can also perform this reading as a five-card spread and leave the outcome card off altogether.
As always, if you try this spread, I’d love to know how it goes for you!