Interview Process: Think Like A Winner and Surrender to the Outcome

** Guest Blog for SpectraForce Technologies **

When we are searching for that next career opportunity it’s super easy to get in our head. We get in our head about everything and anything, but it’s the interview process that tends to stress us out. We are ridden with stress and anxiety about what to wear, what to say, and how to prepare for questions. All this trying to be a certain way, can put a damper on us bringing our most authentic selves to what should be a really simple, friendly conversation.

Interviews feel scary for a lot of people. It’s like we are auditioning for an upcoming hit movie and we want to land the lead part. We may even feel like we need to be chosen because it feels like our finances and life are on the line.

Stress can easily consume us and take over our minds and body. If we end up rambling on a tangent or sweating profusely during an interview, we know that isn’t going to leave the lasting impression we are hoping for, and it probably won’t lead to an offer. That’s why it’s important to keep calm and carry on so you can think positive, be yourself, put your best foot forward, and rest assured that if the position is meant to be, it will be.

It’s normal to be a bit nervous for an interview, but there are ways to ensure we keep our cool and an optimistic mindset. An interview is a chance for an employer to get to know us and see how we demonstrate the skills we boast about on our resume. That being said, it’s easy to expect the best outcome from an interview when we can feel proud of how we prepared, and how we showed up. Preparation goes beyond making sure we’ve crossed all our T’s and are punctual for the meeting.

Here are some ways you can maintain your composure and an optimistic outlook when it comes to that next big interview.