Shake Off Those Job Jitters
Beads of sweat glisten on your forehead. Fingers drum incessantly on all objects within reach. Eyes widen to the width of headlights. Is this any way to step into a job interview? Not ideally. Nevertheless, it’s the mode that many, if not most interviewees find themselves in before their big moment on the employment hot seat. Sometimes weeks in advance. Whether you’re a twenty-year veteran of the job market or a recent college grad stepping up to the plate for the first time, interview anxiety is a condition that affects virtually anyone on a job quest.
Can you rid yourself of these unwanted fears? Not unless you’ve taken up residence in the land of make-believe. They’re all perfectly natural. However, there is a way to shake off the job jitters and keep the fear factor well under control. The idea is to sail into the interviewer’s office with all the heroic bearing of Indiana Jones (minus bullwhip and boulder), not the trembling indecisiveness of the Cowardly Lion.
Making the hyperspace jump from nervous Nellie to super candidate doesn’t just happen with the push of a button. It takes focus and plenty of hard work. This US News article brings a number of proven solutions front and center for anyone intending to make a confident, powerful impression on those almighty interviewers.
The key is preparation. Readiness won’t eliminate interview anxiety, of course. But it will bolster you with a certain comfort and strength that can keep you on a steady course through the storm.
Have a look at this insightful article and let me know if you think these tips will do the trick. Remember, I’m expecting heroic results.
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