Interviews stage, Job Search
Are you scared because you have an interview scheduled this week? If not, you could be in trouble. But if yes, then trust me you are going the right direction! Not feeling pre-interview nerves means either you are not really taking the job opportunity seriously, or you are super confident about getting your hands on it. In both cases, it is better to prepare yourself before the interview to instantly increase your odds of getting the job without any hassle.
The following are some interesting and useful tips that will actually make you feel confident before you head in for your interview:
Go Through Your Resume
One last time, read your CV and check all the details that you have in it. It is important that you remember the key content you have in your CV so that you know what you have written. Reading your CV before the interview will give you the confidence that you know yourself. Also, highlight the bits in your CV that match the job description you are going for. If you are able to express all these qualities in yourself, chances are that you will get the job.
Ask questions to yourself with reference to your CV and make sure you are able to answer them.
The Right Posture
Your body language is very loud, especially when you are nervous. If you are feeling shy and anxious, you body language will portray it. Thus, it is very important that you hold your postures right. Sit up straight, even if you are waiting in the waiting area. Walk with confidence and keep your shoulders back.
Breath easily, think and give answers and don’t forget to carry gentle expressions on your face. You don’t have to look scared or nervous. When your body language is alert and positive, you will naturally appear very confident.
Drink Water and Feel Better
Don’t forget to carry a water bottle with you when you go for the interview. It is awful to face the people and their tough questions with a dry mouth. However, taking a break from the question to drink water will make you appear scared and nervous.
Make sure you drink lots of water and feel calm before going to the interview room.
In the ideal world, interviewers often offer drinks and refreshments. However, taking a backup will only help you cut the hassle.
Make Sure You Are Prepared
Going for an interview with an empty brain will not help. Load yourself with important information about the company or the industry. This way, you will be able to tackle difficult situations and tough questions easily.
Also, it is always wise to go with a few questions in your head. However, they should be related to the field or career you are choosing and not personal questions.
Most importantly, avoid being over-confident. Just be honest and open and you will ace it!