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8 top tips  to banish interview nerves: Here are some tips to help you banish your interview nerves. Prepare in advance by knowing your CV inside out back to front and upside down! Have as much information as possible about the company and the job description. Read more

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8 top tips to banish interview nerves

8 top tips  to banish interview nerves


Here are some tips to help you banish your interview nerves


Prepare in advance by knowing your CV inside out back to front and upside down! Have as much information as possible about the company and the job description.


Practice answers to all the key interview questions such as “tell me about yourself” and “what are your biggest strengths”.


Try this breathing technique - breathe in through your nose keeping your chest flat and letting your tummy rise, then breathe out through your mouth letting your chest rise and your tummy go in and drop your shoulders. This takes the strain off your heart and immediately relaxes you.


Think of someone who embodies the confidence and manner you want to put across. How would they think, act, move or talk in an interview situation? Practice being that person so you’ll be able to snap into character in any anxious moment.


The silent scream - it’s often used by actors just before they go onstage. Find a place where no one can see you and use your body to let out the biggest scream you can without making a sound. This releases all the tension in your muscles and allows you to move more confidently. If you can’t find a private place tense up all your muscles and then just let go!


Sweaty palms, a bit of a turn off, so take some wipes with you and use them!!


Take a bottle of water and if you feel yourself starting to panic or your mouth drying up take small sips to calm you down.


Nerves can make you ramble so when answering questions don’t give too much information all at once, pause and give your interviewer the opportunity to ask you for more information if they want.


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