DISSOLVING THAT INTERVIEW FEAR

While there are many things in life that scare the living daylights out of us, interviews probably rank up top. Though a handful are able to consider it another walk in the park, for others, mustering up the courage to even stand up is a mammoth task. It really is true what they say; mind over matter. It’s all about telling yourself that an interviewer is also a person. There is no rocket science behind it. Just loads of confidence, positive energy and a willingness to work hard. These are traits that are so contagious they simply emanate from you if they are strong enough. Recall these tips before your next interview.

Believe in Yourself:

There are already so many people out there waiting to bring you down so why should you make it any easier for them? If you know that you have what it takes to get this job done and done well, then believe in yourself with all your being. Never underestimate your capabilities. You have just as a good a chance as anybody else at landing that job so show it. Stand tall and proud of all you have achieved, and all you plan to achieve.

Know What You Can Offer

At the end of the day, the interview panel wants to know what you can offer the company. All of your experience, qualifications and skills need to count for something positive and need to propel the organization forward. Instead of preparing generic answers, do your research and really think about how you can use your knowledge in the workplace. Tailor it accordingly. Maybe come up with a few solutions based on areas of improvement you might have noticed during your research. This way, you can tell them what you plan on doing.

Don’t Compare:

Frankly, this is something we should all stop doing since we do it so much on a daily basis. Comparing yourself to others may be one of the most damaging things you do not only during interviews but also in life. You have better things to focus and concentrate on so why waste your time on comparisons? You never know someone else’s story to assume they have it better than you or worse than you. Why not instead use all this energy to prep yourself before going in? Collect your thoughts and be ready to walk in so you can walk out a winner.

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