Today on #RNRAjiraTips we have prepared for you 5 tips for overcoming interview Anxiety;
1. Stop treating it as a job interview.
The words ‘job interview” put the fear to you and increases your anxiety. Instead, treat it simply as a meeting between you and a potential employer to asses your suitability for the role.
2.Understand what the interviewer wants from the successful candidate.
This is not about you getting a job, it is about the employer getting someone for the role who is going to add value to their business. You can do this by reading the copy of the job description before you attend your interview. The job description is the blueprint for the role you are applying for and the interviewer will use this when they are assessing your suitability for the role. Reading this may help you to predict the kind of questions which the interviewer may ask you in the interview.
3. Make time to research the company before you go along to the interview.
This is going to help you reduce your anxiety because you will know something about their company that you can talk about in the interview. You can do that by visiting their website and social media pages.
4.Dress to impress the interviewer.
It is essential that you dress smartly and professionally for your job interview,.because the way you will dress will tell the interviewer 2 things.
(i)you care about the interview. If you care about the interview, you are going to care about their organization. (Ii) you have high standards. All interviewers want to take people who have high standards.
5. Have your answer prepared for the first interview question.
The first question is likely to be “Introduce yourself”.If you can introduce yourself positively, at the start of your interview, it then sets up for the rest of the interview. Because if you forget or you fumble what to say at the start of your interview, you will loose confidence and attract anxiety.