You’re nervous – it happens to the best of us! You care greatly about how you come across but the nerves kick in! It’s perfectly natural, but what helps? Remember, an interview is just a conversation between two.
1 – Plan Ahead. Preparation is key. The more time you spend preparing, the more confident you’ll be on the day.
2 – Don’t Rush It. Get there in plenty of time and relax. Getting lost or having difficulty parking won’t help you. Map your route and work out a travel plan.
3 – Breathe. Any kind of anxiety can make it difficult to think straight and be confident. Employers get to choose the best of a bunch, so make sure you showcase yourself in the best way.
4 – Walk Tall. Avoid sitting down at reception. Waiting until they call you to struggle out of your chair doesn’t paint a good first impression. Stand tall, smile brightly and offer a firm handshake with lots of friendly eye contact.
5 – Just Go For It. Be yourself, they invited you there so give them what they want. First impressions last and it’ll be the only shot you get. Good luck!