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Getting a job is not an easy task these days. The biggest challenge is to prove yourself as the most suitable candidate for the desired position among other candidates who are your competition.
- First of all, leave behind your past rejections (if any). Every day is a fresh start, so, start your day with a positive attitude and confidence. Your positive attitude will help you cope with mental pressure during an interview.
- Always be genuine when introducing yourself to the interviewer. Don’t lie about your skill set, your experience, and your capabilities. Every candidate has failures in their past, just like you do. There is nothing wrong in that, but manipulating facts can have serious consequences. Try to be relevant to the requirements of the employer. Don’t make any false promises about job performance and capabilities. You might successfully fool the interviewer and even get the job. But, it will increase the expectations in accordance to your lie, and will surely affect your performance, your career, and your reputation as well. This attitude helps you to maintain your dignity and self-confidence not only during the interview but throughout your career.
- Try to avoid feeling peer pressure. During an interview, you can find better competitors than you, at a glance. But be confident enough about your capabilities by thinking that every individual has some unique quality and believe me, you have it too. You just have to perform according to the job requirements.
- Be calm and clear. The interviewer is also just a human like you. Never lose your patience during an interview. You may face a situation with a lot of pressure; however, the interviewer might be judging your ability to perform under pressure.
- Finally, it’s just an interaction for a job. No one can judge your entire personality from a short interaction. Rejection can be a result of many reasons. So, don’t let it discourage you. Keep working on your skill set with a positive attitude.
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