Getting tensed and afraid before an interview can cause unnessacary tension and maximum spoils the chances of getting win in an interview. It also affects your confidence levels, way of talking, body language and your performance at an interview also. Many interviews are stressful to most of the people and it is important to keep yourself calm-down. Many candidates will suffer from interview stress and below tips may helpful to calm-down at hr interview.
► Well preparation: Knowing more information about the company or applied job will help you to be confident at the time of an interview. It is also important to know more about the hiring managers and it is also known fact that we can collect much information through LinkedIn and social media marketing sites. You will be in a better position to answer many questions when you know more about the company and person you are interviewing for.
► Well planning: The major tool for being calm at an interview is that having plan for an interview. Take printed copies of your resume and go through them thoroughly. Select a professional dressing and reach the venue before itself.
► Reach early: Try to reach the venue at least 20 minutes before and sit somewhere and boost your confidence levels. Interview is a place which benefits you and the employer.
► Concentrate on your strengths: Focus more on your strengths and ask yourself why you are at the interview in the first place. Let the interviewer know what you want them to know. Don’t go about guessing what the interviewer will like hearing and frame the answers accordingly.
► Think in a way that interviews are just conversations: Remember that interviews are result oriented conversations between the employer and candidate. Don’t think in a very formal way and think normal so that you can reduce your stress levels.
► Be cool: Take long breath and be cool yourself and don’t jump to answer the questions. An interviewer will not appreciate quick but irrelevant answers; sensible responses may do the trick.