Just the thought of job interviews can give you sleepless nights. Will you get that dream job or not? What if you can’t answer questions? What if you say something stupid?
Well, breathe. We have a few pointers for you to help soothe your nerves before that really important interview.
The most important thing to keep in mind before appearing for an interview is that getting the job might become more complex unless you are calm and composed under the pressure situation.
Here are a few tips to follow:
Revise your questions:
You, of course, don’t need to memorize the answers to your interview because you do not know for sure what they will ask.
You can make a list of possible questions and think of some good clear-cut answers so you don’t fumble in front of the interviewers.
It doesn’t hurt to be a little prepared. Also, make sure you do your homework by researching the basic details about the organization where you have applied for the job.
This helps considerably in soothing the pre-interview anxiety.
Have a good night’s sleep:
Lack of sleep messes with your brain. Disturbed circadian rhythms can prove detrimental to your confidence, and you may not be able to answer all the questions with finesse.
So at least 8 hours of sleep is mandatory before the interview day.
Do a dress rehearsal:
Choose your outfit a day before and enact your interview process so that you feel at ease when you sit down for the interview on D-day.
Practice your sitting posture and your opening pitch.
Freshen yourself up and relax:
Don’t bombard your brain with crazy interview thoughts. Divert your mind, go for a walk, listen to good music, watch a movie or meet some friends.
Do something that makes you feel relaxed and gets your happy hormones kicking so that you’re in a good mood before the interview.
Follow all these tips before your interview and see for yourself how it helps.