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How can I Stay Calm during a Job Interview?

May 24, 2018 10:20:00 AM

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Attending a job interview should be exciting, as it means that you are one step closer to where you are hoping to be on your career path, but for many people, the high-pressure nature of the situation causes them to feel anxious and their body to react accordingly. If you've ever experienced a shaking voice, sweating palms and fast breathing, you know what it's like – and it's certainly not an ideal way to go through such an important part of the job-searching process. 

Fortunately, there are actions you can take to ensure that you are calm when you interview for the job of your dreams:

Arrive early - You never know when unexpected obstacles will stand in the way of you getting to your interview on time. The last thing you want is to be rushing around trying to locate a seemingly hidden building or find a parking spot. 

Come prepared – Did you print out copies of your resume? Can you confidently speak about the requirements of the position? Do you understand what the company does? These are all questions you should ask yourself in advance of an interview. If you feel ready for it, you're more like to be confident and at ease.

Rehearse your answers – Ask a trusted friend to conduct a practice interview so you can figure out how you plan to answer difficult questions. 

If you're seeking additional help in applying for IT jobs in the Lone Star State, you may want to contact Inquest Staffing, a staffing agency in Houston. They can help you craft the perfect resume and cover letter and ensure that you're prepared for any interview.

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