Alleviating Job Interview Pressure: 10 Tips

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By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter

Next to a root canal appointment, few things in life are as nerve inducing as the job interview. Knowing the person with whom you will be speaking has the opportunity to either keep you in the running or slam the door shut on the ‘perfect-fit’ job opportunity is intimidating, for sure.

While interview preparation is vital; e.g., identifying the hiring company’s pain points and researching precise stories that will help sell you as their candidate of choice; practicing for the questions the hiring manager may ask you; and so forth, other less ‘technical’ steps also should be considered as you ramp up for your interview.

For example, deciding what color interview attire to wear; choosing to exercise prior to the interview ‘interrogation,’ and other ideas (in addition to preparing for the common interview question) are key success strategies. You can apply these techniques to help minimize nerves prior to your next important job interview.

Read the full story in my latest contribution, here: How to Really Impress During a Job Interview.

4 Responses to “Alleviating Job Interview Pressure: 10 Tips”

  1. Donna says:

    I guess some of the adrenalin you get from going to your interview is good because it makes you think faster. However, knowing that you’ve prepared the best you could is really very soothing and helps a lot!

  2. Sean Coyne says:

    I agree preparation is key, just knowing the amount of work you have put into the interview can help you focus and relax.

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