In my previous article related to the interview preparation, I was talking about motivation during your interview. Today I’d like to highlight your stress, or rather, “how to reduce your stress”.
For most people, the stress during an interview is negative. It blocks your knowledge, makes your hands wet, limits your fluent speech (even in your natural language).
An interview must be a WIN-WIN meeting; you need to teach or share your experiences and you should learn during this meeting.
This is an opportunity to learn about : company, project, technology, human or technical environment.
Therefore, you must prepare in advance to be effective and alert during the interview.
- Prepare your pitch and detailed project to attract your audience
- Prepare a list of questions to raise during the interview; about what you want to learn and what you need to know before starting
- By the end of the meeting, you should know what you’ll do the first day to the first month and the global vision of the position or project.
In 3 words: ATTRACT & SHOW ATTRACTION
How to handle stress ?
1. Change your mindset
This is not a TEST, it’s a CHANCE. This is a chance to exchange, to meet a new people to expand your network, to learn.
2. Represent the situation
Represent the situation in your mind and speak to your unconscious…. Do not stress? It does not work. You must educate your mind to react differently to this stress. A positive stress to focus on the topic you “like”; something you do on daily basis; the questions you have that might be interesting for you, etc.
3. Get prepared : cf. my previous articles
4. Take a deep breath before entering the room and show you best smile at the entrance.
Nothing is more important than the sympathy. No one want to work with a colleague boring and grumpy.
5. Enjoy the exchange
Listen, react, raise questions, thanks for the exchange.
6. Ask for Feedback
Finally, ask for feedback at the end of the interview.
And once you are “out of the building”, debrief with yourself after the interview and pinpoint good and bad elements for your next interview or client meeting.
In conclusion: Enjoy the meeting !
I wish you have more questions or interest. Do not hesitate to contact me via the contact form. I’d be pleased to complete my articles, to assist you and other followers.
Olivier Blerot, Director
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