1. Be organized when you start the job hunt.
When you start looking for a job, organize your interview clothes into one spot of your closet, or print off copies of your resume. You’ll have fewer things to worry about when you finally land an interview, which cuts down a considerable amount of stress.
2. Say no to ice water.
While it is polite to accept water before the interview, make sure to ask for it WITHOUT ice. That way, the glass won’t slip out of your hand from the condensation. And if your hands are jittery, there won’t be any clanking ice to reveal your butterflies.
6. Follow a three-second rule.
Wait three seconds before answering your questions. It helps you process the question and you won’t seem rushed (aka nervous). This is an excellent rule to follow during phone interviews.
11. Skip the coffee.
Coffee is one of life’s greatest gifts, but try to avoid it before the interview. Caffeine can hype up your jitters and does not mix well with a stomach in knots. Instead, try tea, as it could actually get you to concentrate.
13. Don’t sweat the small stuff.
Your future employer probably knows that you can turn on a computer, but if you want to give a great first impression, it might be better to focus on the bigger picture, rather than blabbing about every. single. skill. you’ve ever acquired. This is your chance to have a great conversation!
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