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6 Ways to Become Confident in 20 Minutes Before Your Interview | RMC

“Bill came to the office of the company he dreamed about. His interview should start just in 5 minutes, and he’s expecting great results.

He comes into the room, seats on the chair, and loses his confidence. 

The questions are getting more and more complicated for him. Bill is worried, thoughts are mixing, he forgets everything he prepared.”

How many times did you experience such fillings in the interview?

For you not to have such a problem anymore, we note few ways to calm your mind and become confident in yourself and your talk just 20 minutes before the interview.

Use breathing techniques

At the heart of confidence is feeling relaxed, so breathing and mindfulness exercises are helpful. Staying present by focusing on your breathing just before an interview helps to calm nerves.

Business psychologist Dr. Sarah Connell, says: “When we are anxious our blood flows away from our brains as we are in fight or flight mode, and our cognitive functions can suffer.” So slow, deep breathing will bring the oxygen back to your brains and help you to think clearly.

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Strike a pose.

You may feel more confident after “creating a physical posture of strength — feet wide, back straight, hands-on-hips or arms stretched wide, like Superman or Wonder Woman,” Daugherty says. Try it out; if you feel more confident in this kind of stance, strike it before your interview.

Talk to yourself in the mirror.

Before you pick up the phone or head into an office, look yourself in the mirror and say, “I got this. I am great, and this job is mine.”

Coaching, adding this kind of positive self-talk is the kind of pep talk everyone needs before an interview. (If you feel silly saying it to yourself, then phone a friend or family member for the pep talk.)

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Focus on gratitude.

Make a list of the things you’re grateful for before your interview. Allow yourself to bask in the feelings that emerge. These moments of gratitude will amplify your tendency toward the positive and will help veer you toward confidence in your interview.

Visualize a successful interview.

Visualization is a powerful tool. (Some studies have shown that visualization has the same effect on the brain as doing the actual activity.) Before your interview, visualize what it would look like if it went smoothly and allow your reality to follow suit.

Gain some perspective.

While job interviews are important, it’s also important to remember that an interview is “just a conversation,” says Daugherty. “Remind yourself that on the other side of the desk is a person — a living, breathing human with his or her doubts and fears, their own story to tell. Take a deep breath and ask yourself ‘what can I learn in this meeting?’ Then smile … and go for it.”

And remember we get not what we deserve but what we think we deserve. Work on your thoughts and remember that you are unique and valuable!

Hope these tips will be useful for you. 

Your RMC

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