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Ways to Boost your Self-Confidence during a Job Interview

Confidence plays an important role during a job interview. The more you are calm composed and confident, the more are the chances that you will nail it in the interview and land up with that job. Confidence comes from practice and preparation.

Confidence begins with believing in yourself. Self-confidence is when you start believing in your thoughts, in your beliefs, and in your course of action. Once you do so, the magic starts unfolding.

Self-confidence is the first requisite for great undertakings. -Samuel Johnson

And hence, it is very important to possess self-confidence. Self-confidence plays a vital role in making your interview process easy for you.

Self-confidence is the best outfit. The best attire you could opt for. Wear it, own it, and flaunt it.

Appearing for an interview can be a stressful process for candidates and one must face it with confidence in order to succeed.

Self-confidence can help you master the interview. Confidence is not always about being right. It is about not being afraid to make mistakes and later learn from them.

Failure teaches you many things and then when are about to face the same challenge you exactly know what to do and what not to do. That is what we call, confidence.

Here are a few tips that can help you build your self-confidence before and during your interview.

1. Arrive early

Arrive at the interview destination at least 15 mins prior to the prescribed time.

This will help you keep calm during the interview. Don’t go too early either.

Before entering the interview room, take a deep breath and have a pleasant smile on your face.

Make a firm handshake with the interviewer, this would make the interviewer feel that you are a confident person.

2. Dress well

You must be properly dressed for an interview. Make sure you are wearing clean and ironed clothes.

Be in formals, this makes your personality stand out. Choosing formal attire for an interview reflects your professionalism.

Your outfit can make a great impact on the interviewer and he/she might think of you as a potential candidate for the job.

Read more on how to dress for an interview here:

3. Always be positive

Always show a positive approach to any situation. Confidence is seen through a positive attitude.

An interviewer is always looking for an optimistic candidate. Try to answer the interviewer's questions in a positive manner.

If the interviewer gives you a situation and asks you what will you do, then think of the possible positive and feasible approaches that you will take to tackle the situation.

This will leave a great impression of yours on the recruiter.

4. Body language

Your body language plays an important role in an interview. It speaks a great deal about you.

You will be judged on the basis of factors such as the way you walk, sit, talk greet people, and the way you present yourself.

Make sure you have a welcoming gesture and humble body language. Avoid doing things that might appear arrogant to the recruiter. Only good academics might not get you through the interview. But a professional body language surely will.

5. Maintain an eye-contact

Facial expression matter equally as your body language.

Maintain eye contact throughout your interview. Don't stare. Keep a warm smile on your face.

Nod while the interviewer speaks. Show that you are involved in the conversation.

Maintaining eye contact shows that you are attentive. This can show that you are a confident and sincere person.

6. Research the company

Before going for an interview make sure that you have done in-depth research of the concerned company, also study the job profile well.

Know what you want from the company and what you can contribute to the company. This will increase your confidence and reduce your stress.

You will be able to answer confidently if the interviewer asks you anything about the company.

At the end of the interview, ask relevant questions to the interviewer. This shows that you are aware of companies' recent achievements and overall company profile.

Now that you know how to boost up your self-confidence, you can work to improve on it.

Possessing great self-confidence can help you get through the interview process easily. You will be looked at as a potential candidate who's confident enough to make decisions based on his/her abilities and skillfully tackle difficult situations. Your confidence has the potential to create a good impression of yours on the interviewer and can help you a great deal to get the job.

So, be confident and you will surely win.


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