Interviews can have a way of scaring you. So can jumping out of perfectly good airplanes!
As one of my former instructors at the US Army AIRBORNE School told me years ago, "If you're not a little bit scared, something's wrong with you!" My Parachute School training prepared me for the jumps. In the unlikely event of an emergency, all that training and preparation stood ready to access. As a "5 Jump Chump", I really appreciated all the Non-Commissioned Officers did to help a green Lieutenant survive another training day.
Imagine if I'd simply ignored the wisdom provided by the Army' best instructors. They had a term for the end result, "Pay attention. Practice now in this safe environment. If you don't, you will become a "Soup Sandwich"! Now that's scary!
You see, the more you prepare and train for the interview, the less you'll be afraid. After all, who knows more about you than you?
If you've read any of the previous blog posts on this topic, you discovered some tips & tricks (or treats) to having a great interview - one that leads to a job offer and an exciting career. For now, I'd like to leave you with some keys to reducing the fear that interviews create:
Just know that preparation is the key! Training before you interview can minimize fears.
Don't be scared, train & prepare!
What other things have you done in order to reduce being afraid during an interview?
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