When you’re sending off lots of job applications, chances are you’re not really thinking about the interview. But before you know it, you’ll be invited to meet with a potential new employer, and for some people this can feel incredibly stressful. Interview stress can result job seekers being unable to truly express themselves, which can be a real set back – tackle your interview stress with these tips.
Arrive in plenty of time. With all of the other things to worry about, being late to an interview is the last thing you need. If you are meeting an interviewer in person, leave in plenty of time to avoid traffic or a late bus – and if you’re having a remote interview, check your technology is in full working order well in advance of the interview start.
Take a deep breath! Remember that it’s a positive that you’ve landed an interview – you have potential that the organisation in question is interested in. During the interview, be aware of your breathing and your body language – slow your speech, take your time and keep smiling!
Interviews are two way. Thinking about the interview as a two-way conversation helps – whilst an organisation is interviewing you for your suitability for the role, in a way you’re also interviewing them to see if you’d like to work with the organisation. And remember, your interviewers are only human – and probably completely understand that interviewees feel nervous!
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