How to Overcome The Fear of Job Interviews

Uncertainty, fear of a future interview is the phenomenon typical for any age, and education. Everyone is afraid, and it doesn’t matter if you are young or experienced. Sometimes they lose so much that they simply “fail” the interview, despite the fact that they have the necessary professional competencies.

At some point, it seems that the necessary words disappear somewhere, the language becomes too fast or vice versa, there are awkward pauses, and the brain is doomed to give you idea of the numerous failures.

The mechanism of excitement before the interview is the same as before a meeting with a stranger. The most frightening is the uncertainty: “What will happen afterwards? What impression will I make? Suddenly I could be asked about what I do not know”. Fortunately, there are several psychological tricks which might help to demolish any kinds of fear before important job interview.

Step 1: Collect information

Learn as much as possible about the company you are going to visit, go to the website, or find out profile in the social media, perhaps the organization is mentioned in the news. Many people are now focusing on information openness, you can only find and read.

Step 2: Work on self-presentation

It is difficult to correct a good impression on an interview without careful home preparation. Think how you will talk with a potential employer, stock up with facts that confirm your achievements in previous jobs, preliminary consider the answers to possible questions:

Why are you interested in this position?
Why do you want to work with us?
Why do you want to change the current job?
Name your strengths and weaknesses.
Why do we have to hire you?
In what conditions and team do you work comfortably?
How would your friends and colleagues describe you?
Who would you like to see yourself in 5 years?
What salary do you expect?
How could you get started?

Step 3: Think about the look

Remember that the bright, short, tight and shiny clothes distract annoy HR-manager.

Step 4: Pay attention to the body language

Remember that the impression of you consists not only of what and how you speak. Non-verbal means of business communication play role, too. Do not cross your hands on the chest and do not fall apart on the chair. A good posture, an open sight, a friendly smile will help to make interview in more relaxed ad comfortable atmosphere.


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