Nervous for that big interview? Try these tips to overcome your fear and ace your presentation.
by Rich DeMatteo
Preparation in interviewing is absolutely crucial to your success as a candidate, and even those not experiencing fear should always prepare. Click here to read up on interview preparation. As an interviewer, I’ve worked with many candidates who have a fear of interviewing, some worse than others. This is very common in people, possibly stemming from a fear of public speaking. I’ve found a number of preparation tactics and mindsets that will help. Here are Corn on the Job’s six tips to overcome interview fear:
1. Knowing is half the battle
Understanding the interview process is critical. Many times candidates will receive emails explaining the interview process. If you do not receive one, just ask. It never hurts to ask. Along with knowing the step-by-step process, find out the interview methodology they use. If it happens to be behavioral, click here to read my tips on how to survive a behavioral interview.
2. Memorize your resume
Read your resume until you can recite it without looking down. Being able to hold eye contact with your interviewer is important. Burning the contents of your resume into your brain will allow you to keep your head up the entire interview. Don’t forget to smile.