Easy Tips to Up Your Confidence Before Your Big Job Interview
When it comes to landing a job position at a highly preferred company, the most nerve-wracking part of the process is the interview process. According to Forbes, a lack of confidence affects your career (as well as your job-getting skills) because it has a negative impact on your self-esteem. When your self-esteem is not where it should be going in for an interview, you may look like not the best candidate for the job in the eyes of a prospective employer. Take note of these easy tips to up your confidence levels just before your big interview to help prevent self-esteem issues from muddling the impression you make.
1. Remind Yourself of Your Own Talents
It's easy to forget just what you bring to the table, especially if you've not worked in a while or if you've been stuck at a job that does not involve your actual professional skills. Just before the interview, work on building up your LinkedIn profile or create an updated resume. At the same time, take a look at just how much you have to offer a potential employer.
2. Realize a "Pass" Is Not a Personal Rejection
You know you have skills and talents, but your skills and talents can differ from the next candidate. Just because a prospective employer chooses to pass on you as a new hire, it is not a personal rejection. The more you can keep this in mind, the more confident you will feel because you will know a pass is just a pass and not a personal rejection of who you are.
3. Get Your Hair Done or Get a New Suit
It's amazing how much confidence can be cultivated when you feel like you look good. On the morning of the interview or even the day before, have your hair professionally styled, get your nails done, buy the new suit/outfit.
4. Make the Interviewer Human in Your Mind
You walk in for an interview and the person across the desk extends their hand in introduction. Instead of peering at the interviewer like some Great Powerful Being, see them as they are: human; just like you. Sure, it's important to make a good impression, but that can be difficult to achieve if you are seeing your interviewer as anything other than human.