How to Be Self Confident for Job Interviews

This article will help you to learn the "tool" of elegance for self esteem that will help you to win better jobs and make friends. By visualizing elegance, adopting a smile and exuding warmth in hard times, people will treat you with more warmth.

Steps

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    When walking into a room of strangers, visualize the qualities you admire most in someone with serene self confidence. This can be an actor, writer, or friend that carries themselves with quiet self confidence. If you are American, think of Obama or Oprah Winfrey.
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    Think of this person as your mentor for self confidence.
    • How does this person walk? Tall and straight? Wide strides?
    • How does this person listen to people? {too much "me" appears needy.}
    • Does this person look directly into another’s eyes? {so can you}
    • Does this person shake hands by reaching out first? {so can you}
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    Visualize their smile and adopt it as your own style.
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    "Download" your mentor's positive qualities for job interviews.
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    Play this personality in your mind by heart, as you apply for a job or walk into a room of strangers.
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    Think of this as your "tool" for self confidence and people skills. You are adopting qualities to open doors for success and better first appearances. You will find your self adopting your mentor's personality into your own.
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    Practice in job interviews and social situations in public.

Tips

  • Make sure your hair is clean, body smelling fresh. Take a shower daily.
  • Use medium, firm pressure when shaking hands.
  • As you shake your job interviewers hand, look them in the eyes.
  • Reach out your hand first, as this enhances trust and confidence.
  • What feels like "pretend" now, is a tool for more in life.
  • When in doubt, maintain a wise, serene smile.
  • Choose variations of classic colors that fit your skin tone.
  • How does your mentors clothing fit? Choose flowing clothes not tight.
  • Wonderful classic clothing can be found at thrift stores around the developed country world.
  • What colors does your mentor image wear? Pastels, neutrals, classics?
  • Whether rich or poor, dressing elegantly makes a good first appearance.

Warnings

  • Pause before you speak. Do not blurt out answers.
  • Do not shake hands too harshly. This is felt as "controlling".
  • Do not shake hands too softly. This is seen as weak.
  • Never act too good to be true.

Article Info

Categories: Interview Skills