Interviewing can be one of the most anxiety-producing events you can experience! We all go through the motions of preparing for it. We re-read the job description, pick out the perfect outfit, make sure we print our resumes, and hopefully have done some prep questions with our recruiter! While all of these are great ways to make sure that you are prepared for your interview, we can often still feel overwhelmed when the time comes to walk in to meet your potential new boss.
My advice? Meditate. Meditation is a practice where an individual focuses their mind to become more aware and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm state. As silly as it may sound, taking a few moments to clear your head before you step out of the car can really make or break your interview. As someone who interviews for a living, I can guarantee that candidates who seem calm and collected immediately give off a professional vibe. You can access this calming state through many means, like using calming breathing techniques or even following a quick guided meditation online.
Not super familiar with meditation? YouTube has a lot of great videos to help you through the process.
You can also check out some of my favorite apps:
- The Mindfulness App
- Mindfulness Coach
It’s hard not to be nervous before an interview! While this might not take all of the jitters away, it will help you be in the right headspace before the big meeting.
So, before your next interview, take a deep breath, center yourself, and go get that job!