Job interviews are tough. It is a common scene that candidates feel anxiety and nervousness. But if a candidate feels the pressure, they may not be able to give their best shot during a job interview. The key to a successful interview is keeping anxiety and stress under control. Here’s how to balance things out and make the job interview less stressful and slightly enjoyable.
Prepare. Be prepared for possible interview questions. Prepare excellent answers and be ready to share some examples or experiences to support your answer.
Research. One way of impressing employers or the interviewer is to know the basic background of your target company. Know their mission or vision and how can you contribute to its business growth. This will show that you are really interested in working in the company.
Be confident. From the moment you enter the office of the interviewer, show your better self by maintaining proper posture, eye contact, and confident stride.
Focus yet relax. It has been proven by athletes and job coaches that staying focused and relaxed actually improves performance and eliminates anxiety. Take deep breaths. Listen attentively to the interviewer and speak intelligently.
Make a signature. When you answer questions, add relevant phrases or quotes to make your interviewer remember you. After, the interview, don’t just walk away, walk with confidence and thank the interviewer. This will help you standout among the rest of the applicants and thus it will help you land to your desired position.
True, that a job interview will never be as relaxing as talking with friends but it won’t be as stressful if you somehow follow the tips mentioned above, plus take note that if you will not get the job then find something else. Just keep on finding and keep the determination high. You will find the perfect job at the right time, at the right company.