Last week I was sitting at a Peet’s Coffee with a college senior who is graduating next May from my Alma Mater, Purdue, and she sheepishly asked me, “How do I make sure that I am really, really good in a job interview?” I thought about it for a moment and then went into coaching her on how to be best prepared, etc. But as I thought about it later, I should have seen it in the blush of her face and the timidity of how she asked the question, what she was really asking is how to get over what we all feel as we sit in an interview; stage fright or what I call interview fright! It’s real, it’s part of being human and we all get it, so let’s talk about a few ways to overcome it, or at least make it better so that the fright and nervousness doesn’t impede the strong impression we are trying to make:
Know your lines! Every stage director, presentation consultant, etc., will tell you that being prepared is the best offensive and defensive move you can make to overcome your fright. The more you interview the better you will be. The ...
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- Clearview Collection, Interview Prep, Interview/Employment Style, Rusty Rueff