Job interviews can be stressful and nerve racking, especially when you really want the job. Few people find the experience enjoyable, but for some it can become a nightmare. You can be the best person for the job with all the skills and qualifications that you need, but if the interview goes badly you won’t get the it.
How can I calm my nerves?
There are lots of tips out there and all of them seem to agree that preparation is key. Make sure that you find out as much as you can about your prospective employer, practice as many questions as you can, have a good nights sleep the night before and make sure you give yourself plenty of time to arrive. There may be many reasons why you suffer from anxiety in interviews – previous bad experiences, a difficult boss or a redundancy. There is no room for lack of self belief in a job interview. How can you get anyone else to believe in you if you don’t believe in yourself?
Take a breath
A deep breath in and out is not only a good way of calming your nerves, it brings you back into the present moment. How many times have you arrived at an interview or even a exam only to speak to another candidate who has prepared for something you haven’t. We can be totally derailed by such encounters. Bringing yourself back into the here and now allows you to focus on the things you do know rather than those you don’t. Interviewers want to know that they have your full attention. Leave behind any previous negative experiences and focus on the interview you are having right now.
Acting the part
You may not feel confident, but make sure you act confident. Think about the close you wear and the impression you want to give. Make sure you use appropriate body language – sitting straight in your chair, make eye contact with the interviewer and smile.
How can hypnotherapy help?
I can help candidates to present their best qualities in interviews. Using simple hypnotic techniques I can teach you to be “in the zone” during an interview and to leave those nerves behind. Hypnotherapy can be use to free you from self limiting beliefs that may be holding you back.