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I have a job interview for an office job Monday and I'm already nervous about it. It's my first job interview in years and I want to make a good impression. I want to be prepare mentally and emotionally for this because I really want this job. Got and good advice to help someone like me who is really nervous about this? I know the interview is days away but I just can't help be to be nervous.


Please don't tell me a cliché "just be yourself" because that's not very helpful to me. Sorry.

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Posted 10/1/15
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ks-_Mh1QhMc

Do a power pose for about two minutes before you go in. Good luck.
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MissKittenVicious wrote:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ks-_Mh1QhMc

Do a power pose for about two minutes before you go in. Good luck.


Thanks for the video.
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Take a good shower and act like if the interviewer is your friend. Don't be afraid of him/her.
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Find out about the company/organisation/business that you're going to (Homework). That way you have an idea what questions to ask. If you can ask a friend to be a practice interviewer so you could do a mock interview that may help. Some may ask you about how you handle your failures as well as your successes. That will give them an idea about you coping skills, problems solving and your ability to learn and adapt. Good luck.
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HuastecoOtaku wrote:

Take a good shower and act like if the interviewer is your friend. Don't be afraid of him/her.


Taking a good shower is something you should do anyway. Thanks. I'll try not to be.
Posted 10/1/15 , edited 10/13/15
Practice speaking in a clear tone of voice that isn't too loud but quite audible, and have an outline for certain question you might be asked but don't practice to the extent that when you are presented the question it sounds like your reading it off a script.

Eye contact is a weird one some people just don't like it try and quickly read if the person is okay with extended eye contact cause I think it can really make someone uncomfortable or even really help you just depends.

Try and sleep the night before, bad sleep usually equates to a harder time doing anything, also a light snack before the interview might settle you down a bit.

Know that there are so many variables at play that there is a chance you might not get a job, know that sounds like a bummer but it's the truth and just accepting that might help take the edge off. I would also like to note that going in with "I need this job" or "I have to get this job" usually makes for a desperate state of mind which usually doesn't come off well and just creates more anxiety in the end.

Hope this helps.
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So far so good.
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Big question is what's last book you read if you liked it?why?
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Really good advice from everyone above. I've had a lot of interviews and have only failed to get a job twice after an interview.

Imagine that the interviewer is a friend that you haven't seen for ages - you'll come across as confident but with enough reserve to not sound like you're not taking it seriously.

Like tkayt said above, do your homework. While you're in the waiting room try to find some company literature so that you can discuss the company's products - it shows that you're interested in their company.

Don't lie about anything; embellish yes but the interviewer will see straight through a lie and you'll be sliding down the off-ramp from then on.

If you don't know the answer to a question tell them that you don't but also have a good guess - it'll show you're making an effort.

Remember the interviewers name(s) and use them when you say goodbye.

Good Luck!
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Just don't be yourself
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Beat me to it
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Be honest. If you feel nervous at anytime of the interview, let the interviewer know. Have confidence in yourself. The only people who may know you as well or better than yourself is your family and closest friends.
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BurningBlueEye wrote:

Really good advice from everyone above. I've had a lot of interviews and have only failed to get a job twice after an interview.

Imagine that the interviewer is a friend that you haven't seen for ages - you'll come across as confident but with enough reserve to not sound like you're not taking it seriously.

Like tkayt said above, do your homework. While you're in the waiting room try to find some company literature so that you can discuss the company's products - it shows that you're interested in their company.

Don't lie about anything; embellish yes but the interviewer will see straight through a lie and you'll be sliding down the off-ramp from then on.

If you don't know the answer to a question tell them that you don't but also have a good guess - it'll show you're making an effort.

Remember the interviewers name(s) and use them when you say goodbye.

Good Luck!


Thank you.
Posted 10/1/15
I believe in you bby u can du it
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