Getting Prepared for Your Job Interview

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interview-1714370_1280After you lose your job, you should take a day or two to reflect. Think about what went wrong and what you want to happen in your next situation. When you think of preparing for a job search, you may visualize gathering paperwork and working on a new computer. While this is part of preparing to look for a new job, it’s important not to neglect the mental and emotional preparation that is also necessary. Below are some tips for getting ready mentally and emotionally for your job search.

Research

Go ahead and think about some of the questions the interviewer will ask, or that you think he or she will ask. If possible, find out from others what kind of questions tend to be asked at that particular company. Find out as much information that you can about the company. When you do that, you can determine their goals and values. You will then be able to figure out what they are looking for in an employee.

When you rehearse, you might want to do so in front of a friend or in front of a mirror. This will get your mind right for it. If you practice in front of a friend, they will let you know if you need to work on some things.

Relaxation Exercises

Relaxation exercises help prepare you both mentally and emotionally. They help you get your attention focused, centered, and calm. Deep breathing is one such exercise. Meditation takes it a bit further along the preparedness scale. Doing those kinds of exercises before your interview can help get your mindset in the right place, and your emotions calmed.

It’s not personal

This next tip is critical. One of the ways to prepare yourself for your interview is to recognize that you might not be accepted for the job. After all, not everyone who applies lands the positions; it’s just a matter of life. Before your interview, go over how you will respond if the answer is no. Have some steps planned out and some practical things you can do in the face of rejection. This can help ease the emotional upset that comes from getting a “no” answer. Make sure that you don’t take this too far. You don’t want to go in with a defeated attitude or with the idea that you won’t make it. This is just a preparatory¬†approach. Just in case you don’t get the job, you have a plan. This should make you feel better. You won’t appear desperate to the interviewer.

Visualization

Visualizing yourself in a favorable position with the company helps get your mind ready for success, Get a good mental picture of what your position will look like. Visualize interactions with co-workers in the hall. Imagine the smell of your new office. Imagine the great equipment that you will be using. Imagine talking to a satisfied client or customer on the phone. Heck, imagine making an excellent salary.

Visualization is something that I do all the time. I see success before it happens. You should do the same thing. Mentally visualize the sensory experience of the job you want, whether you’re applying to be a counselor or an executive. It’s said that positive visualization actually enhances your chance of success.

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