Let’s face it. Job interviews are tough and you don’t always know exactly what the recruiters or managers are going to ask you. This may cause you stress and anxiety, but that doesn’t mean you should go in blind. Here are some ways to help prepare for your next interview and keep your cool.
Aside from the answers that you’re giving to the interviewers, they’re also looking at your body language. This includes eye contact, tone of voice, hand gestures, posture, smiling, and even your handshake grip. Whenever you’re interviewing with someone, be mindful of how you are presenting yourself. It’s natural to be shy or seem defensive in an unfamiliar environment. Try your best to maintain eye contact, sit up straight, and smile often to open up to whoever you’re talking to.
During stressful interviews, asking the right questions is a great way to take control of the interview. The interviewer may seem overwhelming or might be asking too many questions too quickly, but keep in mind that they’re trying to see how you react to each question.
There are a number of questions you can ask, but here are a couple to get you started:
Lastly, you don’t want to rush through the interview, so take your time and think before you answer any tough questions. Although this may seem obvious, most people naturally answer questions to match the interviewer’s pace and end up answering without thinking their answers through. Make sure you take a deep breath and clarify any questions if needed. It’s also really great to incorporate part of the question in your answer to show that you’re listening.
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