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How to Appear More Confident at Your Interview

Everyone is nervous during a job interview.  It is fine to be nervous;  you just don’t want to look nervous!  To appear calm, cool, and confident during an interview, follow these five tips:

1. Make sure your pockets are empty before you go. That way, you won’t be able to jingle the change or keys in your pockets as you answer questions and discuss the potential job, which can be very distracting to the person leading the interview.

2.  Sit with your back all the way against the back of the chair and with both feet planted firmly on the ground. This reduces the likelihood that you will slouch or bounce your legs and feet, which are sure signs of being uncomfortable.

3. Clasp your hands and rest them (on the table or desk) in front of you as you answer interview questions. This will help you stay focused on your answer and you won’t be tempted to pick at your resume or tap your pen.  It also gives your shoulders a chance to relax.  And the more relaxed you are, the more confident you’ll seem.

4.  Maintain eye contact as you answer questions. If you are not comfortable looking directly into the interviewer’s eyes,  imagine a gold star placed right between his eyes and look there.  You’ll appear as if you are looking the interviewer in the eyes, even if you aren’t.

5.  Smile! You don’t have to show your pearly whites the entire time or be overly excited with your smile; but a small, friendly smile will help you relax and put the interviewer at ease, too!

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17 Responses »

  1. An Acue Pressure activity such as pressing the tip of the fingers with thumb can also be helpful in overcoming nervousness……Drink a lot of water before going for an interview….

  2. It’s gud. I love this

  3. Sitting posture disturbs when nervous…this advice helps!!

  4. What a timely advice! Thanks all for this site.

  5. Sounds very handy tips

  6. thank you very much for your great tips these will help for the freshers

  7. Thank You for all the information It’s goimg to be very helpful when I go out for a interview. Thank you once again. Glenda

  8. THANK U SO MUCH FOR YOUR VALUABLE SUGGESTIONS….

  9. Very Interesting!
    Thank You!

  10. thanks I have allways been scared of interviews and now feel confident. I really love the whole (star between the eye method)Great idea…….

  11. This is great information I will use this advise when I get an interview. Thank-you.

  12. eye contact is a good one, i use it all the time

  13. thanks for the tips, this will really help me a lot..

  14. It helps me judge and prepare myself. Thanks

  15. thanks this well help me in my studies as well as job interviews…..

  16. its good as iam about to go for it.

  17. This is very helpful and, will help me with school, job inverviews and with confident within myself….thanks

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