7 Hacks To Cope With Job Interview Jitters.

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1. You tell yourself to be positive

“What you feel inside reflects on your face. So be happy and positive all the time.” Sridevi.

2. You never get a second chance to make a good first impression

I cannot remember who said this, but it is often quoted on dating sites but applies equally well to job interviews! Maybe you are worried about the handshake and if it is firm enough. Or perhaps you have sweaty hands and maybe even a dry mouth (this always happens to me).

3. How do I face a difficult question?

When I interviewed candidates, rapid and flashy answers always left me a little suspicious. Nothing wrong with some thinking time and many hiring managers welcome questions to clarify. That is much better than answering the question badly and going down the wrong path.

4. How do I deal with awkward silences?

“Silence isn’t golden and it surely doesn’t mean consent, so start practicing the art of communication.”
― T.D. Jakes

5. How to deal with the jitters

Prayer or meditation can help to calm these.

6. Get some exercise

Exercise really helps to calm you down. Think about parking your car further away or leaving public transport at an earlier stop. Then, get some exercise and this may just be walking. I know some recruiters who recommend running up and down a few flights of stairs!

7. You have an interview plan

Of course, you cannot tell how the interview will go and what unexpected questions or developments there might be. However, you have a plan and make sure you follow it as far as you can without taking over the whole interview.

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