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20 Things Must See | How to Be Confident and Impressive during interviews

Here are 20 tips to help you be confident and impressive during job interviews:

  1. Prepare thoroughly by researching the company, practicing answers to common questions, and rehearsing your responses out loud.
  2. Cut negative self-talk and focus on your strengths and positive qualities. Remember, you earned the interview by impressing them on paper.
  3. Maintain good posture with your back straight, shoulders back, and arms unfolded to project confidence and authority.
  4. Speak slowly and clearly to avoid rambling or sounding nervous. Take a moment to collect your thoughts before responding.
  5. Smile frequently to appear relaxed and at ease. Smiling is powerful and comes across as confidence, even over the phone.
  6. Make eye contact to show you’re engaged and confident in what you’re saying. Glance at your resume or a water bottle to avoid awkward staring.
  7. Avoid fidgeting by keeping your hands clasped in your lap or on the table. Nervous habits are telltale signs of anxiety.
  8. Use breathing exercises to calm your nerves before the interview. Take a few deep breaths through your nose and out through your mouth.
  9. Eliminate stressors by planning your route in advance, choosing an ideal interview time, and dressing professionally to boost your confidence.
  10. Practice interviews with a friend or mentor to turn your preparation into spoken words. Record yourself to identify areas for improvement.
  11. Remind yourself that you deserve the job and have already impressed them on paper, or you wouldn’t have gotten the interview.
  12. Normalize rejection by viewing unsuccessful interviews as learning experiences. Focus on the next opportunity.
  13. Develop rapport with the interviewer by finding common ground and showing genuine interest in them. This makes them more likely to be on your side.
  14. Accept a glass of water to cool off, avoid a dry mouth, and buy time to collect your thoughts if needed.
  15. Remove distractions like jewelry and extra papers to avoid fidgeting with them during the interview.
  16. Treat yourself to a new outfit, haircut, or other confidence booster before the big day.
  17. Get a pep talk from a friend or mentor who can remind you of your strengths and why you’re a great candidate.
  18. Visualize success by imagining yourself confidently answering questions and being offered the job.
  19. Arrive early to avoid feeling rushed and to have time to collect yourself before going in.
  20. Believe in yourself and your abilities. If you’re confident you can do the job well, the interviewer will feel it too.
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