How To NOT Be Scared Of An Interview

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Before we start, you are probably reading this with a job interview in the near future. Don’t worry, you are not the only one that gets nervous and it’s completely normal to feel a certain degree of job interview nerves.


Below I will outline just a few ways you can boss that upcoming interview with ease!

1. Try and stay positive.

Don’t put too much pressure on yourself. You’ve probably read guides on Why Having a Good CV Is So Important and spent time applying for jobs. Congratulations, you’ve made it through to the interview process. Always remember, even though you think right now that this job is important: and it is, don’t stress yourself out, its not the end of the world if you don’t get it! If you go in with a positive midset you are also more likely to succeed.

2. Do your research

The fundamental to not getting scared for your job interview is preparing. The first step is to research the company you are going to the interview for so you have a good idea what you are going into and will also show your interviewer that you’ve done your homework and this will leave a positive impression.

3.Read your own CV

Make sure you know your CV. This one sounds a little silly, but you can use your CV details or lack of details to predict the kind of questions they will ask in the interview. As well as predict these questions, you can also plan your answers to commonly asked questions such as “tell me a bit about yourself” or “Why have you chosen this company to work for?”.


4. How to handle tricky interview questions

After you’ve spent all that time writing the perfect CV, take a copy with you! It may make you feel more at ease and jog your memory a little if you get nervous. This will make these tricky questions easier as if the answer isn’t on your CV you can at least give yourself a bit of time to think while you scan it over. Always enter confidently and break the ice right away, this will not only put you at ease but also hopefully make the interviewer more at ease and should help the whole interview go smoother.

5. look confident

When in an interview it is important to find the right sitting position. Sitting back in a chair can tighten your throat and sit forward slightly gives off a more interesting impression. As well as sitting upright, showing your hand on the table is also a good idea. Showing our hands is a sign of honesty and if you struggle with shaky hands, I have the tip for you!

Simply squeeze your thighs or buttocks, this may sound strange but it’s proven to work. it is almost physically impossible to have shaky hands if you are clenching your thighs or buttocks. Dont worry, most clothes will hide your action!

Whether you take all these tips into the interview room or just a few, I’m sure you’ll smash it!

Good Luck 😉


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