Be Confident in a Job Interview. Who isn’t nervous during a job interview?. Even the most self-assured candidate is goingto have a moment or two of self-doubt. But the trick is to keep this to yourself andportray an image of confidence. This is what a potential employer wants to see if you arenot confident in your own abilities why should they be. Here are a few ways to exudeconfidence.
Make eye contact, nothing is more of a dead give away of poor self-confidence than aperson that will not look someone in the eye. Walk up to your interviewer, extend yourhand and look in them in the eye when you greet them and express your pleasure ofmeeting them. And don’t beat around the bush when you are talking. Saying thinks like,“Well, I kind of helped with a project but I didn’t run it myself,” screams I do not think Iam worthy of this position. Instead, say this, “I assisted in a very successful project andplayed a key role in bringing it to completion.” Your role in the project may not havechanged the perception the interviewer has of you has.
If you haven’t been on very many interviews or it has been some time since you lastattended one, it is understandable to be nervous. The more interviews you complete, themore confidence you will gain in your abilities to sell yourself. And you have toremember that if you were not qualified you would not have gotten the interview in thefirst place. Use that knowledge to your advantage and instill confidence in yourself. Asa back-up measure, get some friends or family members to remind you of all of yourgreat traits and what makes you special – an ego boost before an interview can certainlyboost your confidence level.