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How To Look Confident In Interview

Updated on October 22, 2011

Giving a job interview is felt as the most difficult one by many of the people. No wonder is it so. Giving an interview cannot only be difficult but very stressful too.

When you walk for an interview you leave an impression. The main part is your non-verbal communication. If you are nervous in an interview it’s something very obvious and natural and the interviewers also know that. When you are nervous you show it clearly by your body language you look like less confident and less convincing. This gives a poor impression and reduces your chances for having the job.

Being confident in an interview is a skill that can be learnt easily. But over confidence can be turned as arrogance. However, a little bit over confidence is alright. 

There are several ways that can make you look confident easily. These ways are very simple to follow just like cracking an omelet. Just follow these tips and you will be very confident when you go for an interview next time.

Prepare Your Mind

Always think positive and feel better. If you will think about the thing that will go wrong then you will feel bad during the interview and lose your self confidence. To increase your self-confidence sit quietly before the interview and think about the positive things that are going to happen. Imagine yourself as a successful person.

Take Care Of Your Body Language

Pay a lot of attention to your body language. It is the posture which shows your level of confidence. Always sit straight and make good eye contact with the interviewer it leaves a good impression.

Prepare For The Subject

To be confident in an interview you must be aware of the subject you are going to give an interview upon. Read the stuff prior but do not over prepare. This helps in answering the questions for you can answer very easily if you have knowledge about the subject. Avoid repeating memorized sentences. It must not sound like you are too rehearsed. You don’t need to be word perfect but all you need is to have knowledge to speak about.

Be Friendly

Whenever you go for an interview try to be friendly with every one you meet at the interview site. An interview begins with the very first contact you make there even if you meet a custodian at the parking lot. Then comes the receptionist, or the interviewer. The employ may seek opinion, of every person you met, after you leave. If you gave a short shrift to the receptionist or the custodian it may make you seem arrogant.

Give A Shake Hand

Remember to shake hand with the person who will be interviewing you. It gives a positive impression and shows that you want to work there and are suitable for the job.

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Eye Contact

If you maintain a proper eye contact then it will give an impression that you are confident and will have acceptance for the other person. Lack of eye contact leads to the impression of mistrust and low interest.

Always Give A Smile

Sometimes a smile works a lot as an impression on the interviewer and is very powerful. A smile shows that you are well prepared and in a good mood. It also affects the mood of others and makes their mood good. A smiling person if felt warm and friendly and this put the right mood for conversation.

Speak Clearly

Beside your posture and impression, the thing which matters a lot is the way you speak. This can make you misunderstood easily.

If you speak in a shy and a low voice it can deter your impression. You must speak in an energetic and lively voice which sounds good and friendly to the interviewer. Make yourself understandable.

Don’t Show Urge To Have The Job

Never give an impression that you desperately need that job. Be real and give the impression that you would have another chance to show your skills and work out with the complete ability of yours. Everyone has to start from somewhere so it doesn’t matter if the job is not exactly the one you wanted. Consider the recent job as best for you. Wait for a better chance that will make you shine.


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      amir 5 years ago

      good article

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      boby 6 years ago

      gosh...this can give a lil help in scholarship interview...haha...TQ

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      yaseen 6 years ago

      Asalamu alaikum,thanks for the article. This will really help me.

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      hassam 7 years ago from Pakistan

      ofcourse! :)

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      floatonthelake 7 years ago

      Xlent advice. As an employer I would go for anything self effacing- always ticks a box , don't you think