Build Confidence For Job Interviews

August 3rd, 2015 | Interviewing, Job Search | No Comments »


Confidence is key to a lot of things in life. Showing that you believe in yourself and trust yourself matters and it can help you the land job of your dreams. But, let’s be honest here…interviewing is a daunting task. It can be hard to “talk yourself up” and make the best case for yourself in a few minutes setting across a table from someone in HR who is screening your every move. Luckily, there is a lot of research done on interviewing and a lot of articles are written about this topic. An online article was recently written on “How to Build Confidence Before Your Next Job Interview” and 5 tips were given on “Creating Confidence Before Your Interview”…want to know the 5 tips from the article? Let’s explore these 5 tips so you can ace the interview and land the job!

  1. Research. You need to research the company ahead of time. Having knowledge going into your interview will make you more confident. We are all more confident when you what we are talking about. Know about the company and know why you want to work there so you can confidently answer the questions in your interview.
  2. Practice your answers out loud ahead of time. This will help since in the interview it will not be the first time.
  3. Prepare the night before. You can never be too prepared. Preparation boosts confidence. Pack your briefcase with any materials you need. Choose what you will wear to the interview the night before so you don’t rush before the interview.
  4. Leave early and be on time. Consider traffic delays or anything else that might make you late to your interview. Leave ahead of time so you can ensure that you will arrive in time to check in to the office and wait for your interviewer.
  5. Have a confidence-boosting resume that will clearly show your talents and will lead you interviewer to ask you the questions that you are prepared to answer. Highlight your proudest accomplishments on your resume so that you will exude confidence when you are discussing your achievements.