Are you one of the many that start to get nervous at the thought of an upcoming interview? For a lot of people, it can be nerve-wracking to present yourself to a group of people that are in control of your career. But the fact that you are reading this, shows that you know it is possible to be confident in your next job interview.
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Here are four ways that you can confidently ACE your next interview.
#1 Be authentic in your responses.
This is where you need to start trusting yourself and if this job is aligned with your passions, it will be easy to respond effectively.
During a job interview, showing that you trust yourself is critical because it can lead your interviewer to trust in you, as well. If you want to be seen as confident, you need to be vulnerable and authentic in your responses. The employer wants to learn about your personality and if you will be a good fit for the team.
#2 Align yourself with the company mission.
Research is key before you head into an interview. Take time to explore and find out what the company stands for, by looking at its mission, values, executive leadership, etc. Once you start to understand their values, you need to start to assess if you are personally aligned and how. Reflect back on your personal passions or experiences that have framed your values and begin to understand the root, so that it can be easy to elaborate on in your interview.
#3 Know why you would make that role unique.
Aim to communicate to your interviewer that you know you can do this job well. We can easily read the job description and start going into task mode and make a mental checklist of items that we know how to do. To be confident in your next interview you need to understand what character traits you have that will make you unique to that company. Are you strategic? A relationship builder? A communicator?
#4 Don’t overthink your responses.
STOP getting and staying in your head. You do not need to perfectly respond to interview questions and overthink about what you should say. The employer wants to get to know who you are and speaking like a robot will not help you, and instead, it will harm your chances.
“Confidence doesn't happen when you know all the answers. But when you are ready to face all of the questions." -unknown
Live your Worth,
Career Confidence Coach