Overcome job interview nerves
It is completely natural to feel anxious when you are going to be interviewed, but often, the nerves and worry affect your performance in a negative way. The stress and worry prior to an interview can stop you showing your true capabilities, and often the more that you want a job, the more nervous you feel!
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to approach interviews with confidence and a sense of excitement, looking forward to meeting your potential new employers and learning more about their company?
This is perfectly possible to achieve. Follow my tips below to banish interview nerves and land the job that you deserve.
As we all know, you will need to research the company in question. Think about their values, and what you can bring to the company. Prepare yourself for questions that you think they could ask, and come up with some questions for them in return. Remember, they need your skills just as much as you need their salary! Follow this with…
Visualise seeing yourself at work in your new job looking happy and content. How do you look? What are you doing? Who’s around you? Make this picture as clear as you can, with lots of detail. The colours should be vivid and bright. Use all your senses to add to the picture, turning it into a film in your mind. Take note of smells, sounds, sights. Use self-hypnosis techniques like this to rehearse each interview beforehand.
It is a sad fact that we humans make up our minds about people within the first four seconds of meeting them. Making the right first impression isn’t just about dressing appropriately; this is about showing that you are the right kind of person to join a workplace. A warm smile, eye contact and a positive attitude go far.
To put yourself across in the best possible light, communication is key. When you want to communicate more effectively in n interview, visualising it beforehand will prepare you in the best possible way. So go somewhere quiet where you won’t be disturbed, close your eyes and breathe slowly and deeply. Allow yourself to relax and clear your mind of all thought.
Once you are pleasantly relaxed, imagine the interview in your mind’s eye. See yourself communicating clearly and effectively, clearly and respectfully. Whatever the situation, accentuate the positives and make the picture as big and bright as you can. Use all of your senses to enhance the image and let your imagination go. The more positive the image, the more powerful the after effects will be.
Repeat the technique as often as you can before the interview, so that it becomes a strong inner belief. You can use this technique for many other situations, and will soon become a very skilled and effective communicator.
Showing yourself to be happy and relaxed in an interview situation shows that you are cool under pressure, good with people and a great communicator. Be respectful at all times, but don’t be afraid to let your personality shine!
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