Updated: May 18, 2020
Want to learn how to build confidence for a job interview and how to be confident at interviews? In this video, we will share with you some tips on how to show confidence in a job Interview.
Confidence in an interview can make a huge impact. However, cockiness can lose you the opportunity. Where's the line? I was once interviewing a man who was speaking highly of himself, and ended his answer to a question with, "I'm really good. You probably couldn't afford me." Dumbfounded that a candidate who applied for a role would say that, I inquired, "Why? How much are you looking for?" He got uncomfortable, named what he was currently making (which wasn't THAT much), & then he said, "It's unbecoming to talk about money this early on." But he brought it up! So strange. Some other mistakes include: 🚫Self describing ("I'm a hard worker") 🚫Implying that the role is in anyway beneath you 🚫Focusing on accomplishments from a decade or more ago (You got a perfect SAT score, but what have you done for the world since?). What shows real confidence? ✅Expressing clearly what you want in your next opportunity ✅Asking great questions to vet the team ✅Acknowledging when you don't know something, & using it as an opportunity to learn from the interviewer ✅Coming in with standards and opinions, instead of agreeing with everything the company says ✅Looking people in the eye, firm handshakes, & relaxed, tall posture
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