Former recruitment agency experts answer
employment questions, candidly suggesting how to
negotiate your salary, find a really good job,
handle phone interviews, and more.
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on the interview - Calming interview jitters
Interviews make people nervous but a few simple
steps can help aleviate your anxiety.
First, prepare for your interview. Being
well-prepared will boost your confidence.
Research what are common interview questions and
draft answers and finally practice speaking them
out loud. Research the company with which you
will be interviewing and prepare some questions
of your own. As a final step in your preparation,
make sure you have good directions to the
interview site. Some job seekers travel to the
interview site a day before just to ensure the
directions are correct and to estimate the amount
of time they will need to get to the interview on
Refrain from drinking too much caffeine before
your interview since it is a stimulant that
increases feelings of nervousness. Instead, drink
water, which will hydrate and energize your body
and clear your throat.
Remember that you are a highly qualified person.
You are already a winner since out of all the
applicants, the employer picked you to come in
for an interview. The interviewer thinks your
qualifications are worth exploring now you need
to believe it. To further reassure yourself bring
copies of positive past performance appraisals
and read them to yourself before the interview.
During the interview, maintain eye contact as
much as possible. Avoid looking away or looking
down since this is often interpreted as a sign
that you lack confidence or interest.
In the end, despite how nervous you feel, the
interviewer will likely not even notice when you