How to get prepared for an interview: useful links
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Hi! After all your longing and hoping, you finally get invited to the job interview, and your dream chance is just in a few days from now. Bursting with emotions, you picture your route to the office and select a smart-casual look to impress the recruiter. Right! This early preparation is very smart of you for “you never get a second chance to make a first impression!” as Bernard Show once noted.
Yet, with your perfect business-like outfit prepared, the route made, and details about the company popping up in your mind faster than the lyrics of your favorite song, you are still unable to harness that feeling in the pit of your stomach. If it is true, go and check out the list of TED Talks I have put together for you – wise recommendations on how to nail the interview. Watch this selection before you face the recruiter.
Well, I know the interview is always a nerve-wracking experience with impactful consequences. It is a chance to make a good impression and tell about your achievements, experience, and ambitions. To learn how to keep calm and handle stressful situations, watch Daniel Levitin, renowned neuroscientist, giving his insights on how to keep up internal harmony and concentration not only during important events, but in everyday life as well.
1. Daniel Levitin: How to stay calm when you know you`ll be stressed
I am sure you have heard an abundance of guidelines on how to communicate and negotiate right, and you know about the power of an eye contact, a smile, and a nod. Alas, these recommendations may prove not enough to build a comprehensive, meaningful, and structured talk with the recruiter. Take time to learn from Celeste Headlee and her 10 tips on how to make any conversation better.
Body language is integral to communication. Your facial expression and gestures can sometimes reveal more information than you intend to give in words. You may be unaware, but your position at the desk or your hands affect the way you are perceived and judged during the interview. Don't panic! Amy Cuddy will share her most useful lifehacks for effective non-verbal communication.
I hope these tips will help you create additional value in your everyday life and will make you more confident at the next interview, speech, or, why not, at the presidential debates :)