If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the awkward situation one of our viewers, Cam submitted. He's been working at a job for awhile, but recently overheard a hiring manager making fun of a candidate with autism right after an interview-not only awkward, but VERY unprofessional!
During our weekly live Office Hours on our YouTube Channel, we get lots of questions lots of questions around interview prep and how to answer questions in the interview.
Here are just a few highlights from some of our recent episodes around prepping for job interviews:
Sweaty palms. Shaky voice. Blank mind. These symptoms of nervousness can seriously sabotage a job interview, no matter how prepared and qualified you are. Watch: 3 Rules For Overcoming Interview Jitters 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 — no energy drinks or cheesy motivational speeches required!
To quote Shakespeare, “All the world’s a stage…” When you go to an interview, you're networking your way into a company, or are even talking about your job search with acquaintances, you most certainly are on stage. Related: 2 Job Interviewing Secrets You Must Know Now! When interviewing, it behooves the job seeker to be prepared. Most people agree that dressing professionally and looking the part is a good idea. Most people totally understand that knowing where and when to show up is a good idea. However, so many resist the suggestion to rehearse what they are going to say. I can’t even tell you the number of times I’ve heard, “Oh, I interview really well, I don’t need to worry about practicing.” Oh, really? If you think you do, try answering these questions off the cuff:
Your stomach begins to churn, your palms sweat profusely, your mouth goes dry, and your voice begin to shake... and that’s when you’re just thinking about your forthcoming job interview. We all get nervous for job interviews, as nobody likes being in the hot seat, being assessed on what they say, and how they react to different questions. Related: How To Beat The Interview Jitters The irony is that when we are in a high stakes situation, the brain, as Dr. Tamar Chansky, author of Freeing Yourself from Anxiety, writes: “Doesn’t distinguish the high stakes of a job interview – where it would help to be calm, cool, and collected.” Knowing that everyone has to go through dreaded job interviews at various points in their life helps, but when we’re in the hot seat, feelings of sense, calm, and rationality can easily go out the window.