By Shea Ki
A client recently told me it feels like "you have to over prepare for an interview so then you can act like you are winging it".
It's true that being comfortable and confident at the same time is key to giving a positive, professional first impression. But in the hot seat, if someone is acting, the results of the interview will be lacking.
Being your best, real self under pressure is possible and leaves the employers wanting more. I wish this was something that I could wave a magic wand to make happen for my clients, but there is no such thing.
It takes time to do the inner work so others see and believe your professional value. But the payoff of being able to attract a career that you enjoy makes every minute worth it.
The work you put into boosting your mindset, body language, and energy before an interview will impress employers.
I do what I can to make the the journey of boosting interview skills and career confidence easier for others. From years of experience on both sides of the hot seat, I know for sure there are three areas that get skipped or rushed through before someone goes to an interview.
Most candidates have not spent time aligning their mindset, body language, and energy with their message of professional value. To pull this off smoothly, it takes practice, patience, and persistence that many don't realize they need to slow down to do. The good news is that when you choose to work on upgrading your interview skills, progress will happen faster with the right support.
Did you know you need to start preparing for being in the hot seat before you send job applications and resumes to the places you hope to work? You can take one small step to more interview success right now by downloading these tips + checklist. Share this free printable with a friend or bookmark it for yourself for the next time you have a big day in the hot seat coming up.
I love seeing the return on investment my clients get when they prepare with a career coach for their interview.
It is possible to walk away feeling like you authentically represented your best self in the hot seat.
Count me on your team to help make that happen.
Your turn: If one of us really did have a magic wand and could instantly improve anything about how you interview, what would it be?
Most of all, believe in you.
Shea Ki is on a mission to help end the interview struggle. Sign up for her free newsletter to get her latest tips on shining in the hot seat and attracting work that lights you up.