How to build confidence before an interview
1. Research a lot
Know about company before interview. Never go to an interview without knowing the profile of the enterprise, its main activities and any other similar information that you can come across. The more you know about the company, the better. You will be able to anticipate their needs and they will appreciate that you took some time to investigate before the meeting. This is what most employers appreciate: a well-informed person who is able to gather the necessary information prior to
a certain action.
2. Make a list of questions
Based on your research, take some time to make a list of good questions to ask during the interview. The employer will highly appreciate your enthusiasm and you will shortly see that the emphasis will no longer be entirely on you selling yourself, but it will be transformed
into the employer selling the job.
3. Answer wisely
There are some typical questions that are asked during an interview, especially in the beginning, when the employer knows little about you. Think about these questions and find some proper answers.
4. Role playing
Practice, practice, practice. This is the recipe that takes you to success. Ask a friend or your spouse to play the role of a recruiter and answer possible questions.
5. Look professional
Remember that you will be spending about 30 minutes with the recruiter and you will have to take advantage of this limited amount of time. The first impression has a lot to do with the person’s appearance. You will be representing that enterprise, so the employer expects you to have a professional look.
6. Clear your schedule
During the interview, you should look relaxed and concentrated on the discussion. The interview can last between 10 minutes and an hour, so don’t schedule any other meetings around this time interval.
7. Prepare the material for the interview
All the materials that are related to the interview should be placed in a briefcase a day before the interview. Take this briefcase with you at the interview, in this way showing that you are professional and organized.
8. Sleep tight
Go to sleep early the night before the interview, knowing that you gave your best to prepare for it. Your chances to get the job are very much increased if you look relaxed, confident and comfortable.
9. Think positive
Not every job interview ends with a success. Even though you are not accepted, get used with the idea and move on. Maybe you are not the right person for that company.
10. Be early!
Finally, the day has come! You should arrive 10-15 minutes early, so make sure you know the exact location and have in mind several routs that get you to that place.
Building the confidence is not single day process, you need to work hard for it to boost your self confidence.