Guest post courtesy of Donna Shannon, Personal Touch Career Services
It starts with shortness of breath. Then the sweaty palms. Next, the blood rushes to your face and all you want is to run away and escape. But this is no horror movie – it is just a job interview. A mere 30 -60 minutes of your life that could determine the course of your career FOREVER.
For many people, a job interview is an enormous cause of anxiety. Not only is this one of the biggest deciding factors in the selection process, it often preys on people’s fear of public speaking. Similarly, many are uncomfortable talking about themselves, especially when trying to impress a bunch of strangers.
Fortunately, there are some actions you can take to be more confident and make that right first impression.