Posted on 6th AUGUST 2018 by Maddy Abela
Interviews can be super nerve wracking. But with this toolkit of tips and tricks, you’ll be ready to slay any interview and kiss goodbye that anxious feeling you get around them.
1) Treat yourself
Having a good self-care routine can help you deal with stressful situations better. Take a bath, put on a face mask and just chill!
2) Visualise success
If you want to succeed, you’ve got to visualise it! Studies show visualisation is an effective technique and can improve your performance too.
3) In through the nose, out through the mouth...
Just breathe. Breathing exercises can not only help calm you down immediately before the interview but during it too. And guess what, no one will notice you’re doing it!
Here’s a great video to get you started: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wdbbtgf05Ek
More of a reader? No problem, we got you: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/ways-relieve-stress/
4) Start writing
Writing down your spinning thoughts, can be a great way to do a complete brain dump and clear your mind so you’re not distracted during your interview.
A 2015 study of 82 Chinese people showed that acceptance of anxiety was more effective at regulating it than suppressing it. So, say hi to your anxiety, and acknowledge that you’re feeling anxious and that’s perfectly okay.
This article is not a substitute for medical help, and if you are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, please seek medical advice.
Written by Maddy Abela
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