Some employers require shortlisted candidates to give a presentation as part of the screening process. The thought of giving such a presentation can be daunting, but it can also be a perfect way to showcase just what a great fit you are for the vacant position. Make your presentation as impressive as your test and interview results, and you’re more likely to be the winning candidate. Related: 3 Pre-Interview Confidence Boosters If you’re not used to presenting (and even if your are!), it’s very common to feel nervous at the prospect. This is natural - it’s the “flight-or-fight response” you’ve probably heard about: the body’s automatic and unconscious reaction to anything perceived (rationally or not) as a threat. Restless motion, shaking hands, and other tremors, sweating, difficulty speaking - these are some of the more common manifestations. Fortunately, there are a number of fundamental, guiding beliefs - coupled with practical, doable actions - for getting these involuntary physiological reactions under control. Let’s look at three of them...

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