How to deal with interview stress

The things about job searching is that it inevitably results in interviews. Interviewing is a vital part of the job-hunting process; unfortunately you can’t get around it, and it can leave people feeling anxious. If you feel stressed about your next interview, take a look at our top tips for managing your anxiety here.

Take a step back. Concentrate on slowing your breathing and pay attention to your body language; sit up straight, maintain eye contact and try not to seem restless.

Remind yourself about the positives. There’s a reason you’ve been invited to interview – because the hiring manager thinks you might have the skills and experiences needed for the role in question. That’s a good start!

Make sure you’re prepared. Think about your answers in advance to typical interview questions and make sure you’ve taken the time to research the organisation thoroughly.

It’s a two way conversation. You’re making sure this job and organisation is right for you, just as much as your interviewer is assessing your suitability for the role too.

Don’t overdo it on the coffee! A nice cup of coffee might feel like the thing you need to focus your mind but don’t have too much. Caffeine can increase your heart rate and leave you feeling more anxious than before.

Good luck with your next interview!

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Get Organised at work!

Organisation at work is an absolute must. If you’re not organised at work you’re not going to be effective and you could find yourself falling behind. If you’re not sure where to start with getting more organised at work, but want to improve your efficiency, read on!

Make a list. How can you know what’s a priority if you’ve not made a list? Consider all of the tasks that need to be completed in your day, think about which ones are most important and how long each task will take, and make a list of tasks for the day. You can then focus your energy in completing your list – and completing your most important tasks!

Forget multi-tasking. Multi-tasking at work won’t end with you completing more tasks at once – it’s easy to get distracted and try to do everything at once, but it isn’t very organised. Complete one task at a time to ensure you remain effective and prioritise your tasks.

Can you delegate? If you’re able to delegate work, do so. It’s important that you consider what tasks could be completed by your team or others around you to ensure everyone is organised and effective.

Remember – there’s only so many hours in the day! Whenever you re organising your day remember there’s only so many hours in the day – make sure your tasks fit the amount of time you actually have to complete them!

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