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Get ready: Being prepared is essential for the job interview
It’s time for the interview; stress, fear and anxiety take over you. What to do? How to be successful? A simple word can solve your doubts and it is: preparation.
It might happen that people always tell you to prepare yourself before going to a job interview and it can sound quite easy; but the truth is that the task of preparing or training is arduous and must be taken with all the seriousness it requires, why? Because this is the principal factor that will make you have a good interview and lead you to that future employment success that you’ve always wished for.
It’s constantly believed that preparation is equivalent to practicing. Practicing is important, but it’s only one part of preparation. So you might ask yourself, what is preparation? Preparation is the needed procedure that is required to feel sure and capable of doing a specific task. In this case, the task is the interview and it’s accurate to say that the procedure has 3 fundamental parts:
- Personal Evaluation: Ask yourself, what am I doing wrong and need to improve in?
- Measures to be taken: Ask yourself, what actions will I take to improve?
- Practice: Repeat the actions as many times as necessary until you’ve handled the problem as an expert.
Preparation doesn’t have to be only physical (as to train movements and forms of expression), it also has to be mental.
Mental Power is more important than any other thing that you can do, this is why you have to focus and stablish your purposes and goals in order to find the proper concentration that will take you to improve your physical training. You will see that if you manage to have a clear mind, the physical training will come much easier and comfortable to you.
There are some people that have the ease to express themselves verbally and corporally in any situation given and they sometimes think that by having it they’re exempted from training or preparing; this is not right. We have to understand that whatever our character is, we’re always going to be weak in something and if we prepare properly we will obtain much better results than what we would have obtained without any preparation.
Sometimes it’s not that easy to prepare ourselves on our own, sometimes people around aren’t of help and it might be hard to acknowledge our own mistakes by ourselves. If this is your case you can get advice from specialized coaches in job interviews that can be very helpful.
What matters is to accept that preparation is essential and that with it you will go farther; therefore you must have it at any cost.
When you prepare you’ll see that the interview will turn out to be comfortable, natural and easy-going, this asides from bringing personal benefits to you, will increase the possibilities of getting the job due to the fact that the interviewer will take into count these features that are so desired in an applicant.
It’s true that an interview can sometimes be frightening, but remember that everyone has to go through it at some point or another. The good news is that you unlike many, you will know what to do before presenting to an interview, and you can believe that preparing yourself will ease the burden and pressure you might have felt before. You will speak better, you will respond better, your movements will be smooth and appropriate, your personal presentation will be suitable and the possibilities of you being hired will be much higher in comparison to what they might’ve been if you hadn’t prepared.
The most important thing, without any doubts is that you will feel pleased and satisfied with yourself for achieving your goals with positive results.
Get ready and prepare yourself!
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