… line of chairs? Nervous people looking suspiciously at each other? This vaguely sounds like the waiting room for a job interview! Job interviews could be really intimidating. The waiting room is often filled with competitive and intense energy. This could make it more difficult to confidently impress your future employers. This is, unfortunately, unavoidable. Every job interview waiting area would have more or less a similar vibe. You cannot change your environment but you can change how you perceive it. Take deep breaths and focus on yourself, your skills, and the great addition you will be to this place! Easier said than done? Luckily there are some practical steps that you could take. Remember, preparation is key.
There are two direct actions that your future interviewed self would thank you for:
- inform yourself about the company and the position you are applying for.
- Be ready to easily talk about your skills and qualifications
Interviewers do not expect a perfect interview and will understand that you are nervous. This could even show that you seriously care about employment there! So do not take their tired expressions as an indication of how well the interview going, you are probably their 8373rd interview of the day!
If you need more support, check out our workshops for this summer semester. Good Luck!