9 Tips for Being More Confident in an Interview ...


Some of the most valuable things I ever learned were tips for being confident in an interview. As a shy teen, I had a hard time coming out of my shell. Then, when I hit 18 years old, I started doing pageants. While I have regrets about doing them many reasons, I’m very grateful to them for one single thing: they taught me how to ace interviews. In fact, as someone who was terrible on stage at first, learning interview tips became my strong point, and I aced every interview I went into. Later on, I learned how to gain confidence on stage and began winning pageants more often, but interviews were always my strong point. If you’re terrified of interview for jobs, opportunities, or anything else, I have news for you: you can do it! If I could overcome my fear of speaking in front of others, I promise you can too. Try these tips for being confident in an interview that I learned and still use to this day. Before you know it, you’ll do them without even thinking, and interviews will be a breeze!

1. Prepare Beforehand

One of my favorite tips for being confident in an interview is to always prepare beforehand. I used to write down all my ideas on paper that I wanted to be sure to include, any questions I had, and I never memorized a speech or answers. That would only trip me up if I forgot them out of order. Instead, writing down a collective combination of questions and ideas helped me brainstorm before I went into the interview. Then, I felt like there was nothing I couldn’t answer correctly, discuss with knowledge or confidence, or not be prepared for them to ask. I suggest writing down about a page of ideas that they might ask you, or things you’d like to ask, or writing some things down off your resume that you will probably want to discuss in your interview. This is a great way to prepare, brainstorm, and keeps you from having to memorize everything. The more you study your own resume and prepare for questions off it, the more confident you’ll feel when someone asks you about it.

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