Thursday, October 28, 2010

Some Ways To Avoid Job Interview Anxiety

Have you been into job application? Mostly before the interview date anxiety and excitement arrives. It is very normal, for me before I felt so nervous and think so much on what will happen to me. For now, I found out some ways to avoid it. I read this article and really perfect and good idea.

To put an end to anxiety, follow this preparation checklist:

1. Visit the interview site the day before your interview, so you don't get lost looking for it right before you're supposed to arrive.

2. Arrive at the site 10 or 15 minutes early. Take time to collect yourself, visit the restroom, and sneak one last peek in the mirror to make sure there's no spinach in your teeth.

3. Thoroughly research the company and the position you're seeking within it. This is huge. Read newspapers, magazines, and blogs. Talk with industry insiders. Study the employer's website. The more you know, the better prepared you'll be.

4. When the interview is arranged, try to find out who you'll be talking to. The project manager? An HR manager? If you know who you'll be meeting with, you can better prepare for that conversation. But be flexible. This could change at the last minute.

5. Make sure what you plan to wear is clean, in good condition, fits you properly, and suits the environment where you seek to work. The classic tip is to visit the workplace, check out how people there dress, and then wear something a little nicer.

6. Get enough sleep the night before. If you can't actually sleep, then at least get some rest.

7. Exercise that morning. Feeling better physically translates to feeling better mentally, and exercise helps project energy.

8. Eat breakfast that morning. You'll need the fuel; besides, you don't want your stomach growling mid-interview. Go easy on the caffeine.

9. Make a list of questions to ask the interviewer, and bring them with you. That way you won't draw a blank when asked if you have any questions.

10. Identify your strengths. Practice talking about them. Knowing your worth can make you feel more confident.

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