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10 Interview Tips to Combat Nerves
- Know your CV. Think of examples where you’ve achieved something in specific companies, that reflects what they are looking for in the Job Description. This shows evidence, not hypothetical reasoning, giving the interviewer reassurance that you can do whats needed, also, it will show you’ve prepared and will give you added confidence that you CAN do it.
- Breath! Take 10 deep breaths to open your chest, to help you relax and compose. Do this in the morning whilst at home and do the same before you go actually into the office/reception/building.
- Stand when you are waiting to go in, rather than sitting down in a reception. This will keep you alert and not be caught off guard when they come to collect you.
- Be you! – Be yourself and use words that you are confident with. You will come across more confident, authentic and calm. Listen to what you are saying and slow down. Be proud of what you have achieved and speak positively
- Use your own voice – try not to think that you presenting as this would come across loud and arrogant. Speak as if you are chatting to friends.
- Listen – Show you are genuinely interested in what the other person is saying and use signs of listening like nodding and smiling. Ask questions about what they are saying, indicating your passion for the job. Listening will slow down your heart rate and will focus your mind!
- Show your hands as you can use them confidently when explaining yourself, about your skills, experience and background; It’s a sign of honesty too.
- Sit up right keeping your throat clear. Leaning back can come across laid back and complacent. Be assertive with a good posture, indicates confidence too.
- Have a glass of water in the interview, but before you go in, open your mouth and stick your tongue out as far as it will go, then try to sing a song or nursery rhyme. This will help stop your tongue sticking and increase salvia.
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