Facing a job interview is always exciting, but sometimes many factors push excitement a bit further and you end up feeling anxious or afraid. Here are some tips that will help you avoid that.
If you want a particular job and you manage to get an interview to potentially get it, you will feel happy and excited at first, but chances are this might turn into anxiety as the interview approaches.
It is nice to show a company that you are thrilled to have the opportunity to get an interview with them, but anxiety is usually going to have the opposite effect. So here are a few tips for you to keep in mind to give a great interview and to enjoy it:
1- Be prepared
It seems a bit obvious, but it is not: learn about the company that is going to interview you, what they do, what they think and show them you’ve taken the time to investigate the position. Prepare answers to those questions that are usually asked during an interview so you don’t have to think about the answers right there and then. This will drastically reduce your anxiety level.
2- Be confident
Keep this in mind: the company has probably received a ton of applications for the same position, but they have chosen you as one of the potential candidates. Not only that, but also remember that you are interviewing the company as much as the company is interviewing you. You will also use this to determine whether the job is a right for you.
3- Be positive
Moments before the interview, remind yourself that you can do this. Because that is the truth. Relax, you are prepared for the position, so you are more than ready to succeed at the interview. Also, stay positive throughout the interview, be kind to yourself and others, be respectful. If asked about previous jobs, never say anything negative as to why you left. Instead, say positive things like you left because you need to grow professionally or ready to take different challenges.
A great way to dramatically reduce anxiety is to keep in mind that the worst thing that could happen is, ultimately, not getting a job. So if that’s the case, then don’t worry either because you will get plenty of other opportunities to move on and get even better jobs.