3 Ways You Can Calm Yourself Down Before A Job Interview

3 Ways You Can Calm Yourself Down Before A Job Interview

Suruchi Patwary

Landed a job interview and feeling on the edge about it? Don’t you worry, it can happen to the best of us! Being a little anxious about a job interview that you really wanna crack can be natural. But that doesn’t mean you cannot work on it and overcome it. There are a few ways you can calm yourself down before an interview. Being calm helps you focus better on the interview and showcase your true skillset confidently. If you’re gearing up for an interview soon and need some help to calm down, scroll down to check out 3 ways that you could try.

1.  Prep Is Key

Woman Preparing For A Job Interview By fizkes | www.shutterstock.com
Woman Preparing For A Job Interview By fizkes | www.shutterstock.com

A lot of times the reason why we feel anxious about certain tasks or events is that we feel it’s not in our control and the outcome could be negative. And to feel more at ease and in control of the situation, preparing for the interview beforehand helps big time! Start by researching the company, the responsibilities and expectations of the role you’ve applied for, and their values. This will help you in building a better conversation during the interview. Along with the research, don’t undervalue the importance of conducting mock interviews and practising responses for the most asked questions. This practice will help you feel prepared, more confident, and in control.

2. Be More Mindful

Woman Meditating On Table By Look Studio | www.shutterstock.com
Woman Meditating On Table By Look Studio | www.shutterstock.com

Although prepping beforehand can be of great help, we also have to remember that anxiety cannot be overcome in a day. Which is why, you need to practice daily being mindful and bringing your mind and body into tune. Yoga and meditation are some great ways to practice mindfulness as they help you relax. And practicing this exercise regularly can help you overcome the feelings of nervousness and anxiety to a great extent.

3. It’s Just A Conversation

Job Interview By mentatdgt | www.shutterstock.com
Job Interview By mentatdgt | www.shutterstock.com

If you really think about it, the interview is really just a conversation between the interviewer and you. You have to remind yourself that the recruiter, too, is just a multidimensional human just like you. They could also be your future colleague, friend and mentor, so keep the conversation easy and real. Being yourself will help the recruiter understand if you fit the profile well and take decisions more clearly.

What’s the one thing you follow to calm down before a job interview? Let us know in the comments below!

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