Face the Fear: How to Overcome Job Interview Anxiety

19.04.2016 7807

You being nervous at an interview can seriously sabotage it, no matter how prepared and qualified you are.

Self-confidence is absolutely vital to a successful job search. After all, if you cannot convince yourself that you are a great candidate, how can you expect to persuade an employer? To quell these natural responses and help you muster more confidence in anxious situations, consider these quick pre-interview confidence boosters to help you perform better right before your next job interview.

Dress For Success

The first impression you make on a potential employer is the most important one. The first judgment an interviewer makes is going to be based on how you look and what you are wearing. That's why, in many cases, it is still important to dress professionally for a job interview, regardless of the work environment.

What's the appropriate dress code for an interview? You'll want that first impression to be not just a good one, but, a great one. In general, the candidate dressed in a suit and tie is going to make a much better impression than the candidate dressed in scruffy jeans and a t-shirt.

READ ALSO: How to Sound Authentic During a Job Interview

Think about the image you want to project during your interview and then choose an outfit that will create a positive perception and is appropriate, given the time of year, your geographic location, and the job/company/industry.

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