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When job hunting, your interview is going to make or break your chances to land a position. You need to make sure you do everything possible to impress your potential new employer – which means coming across as prepared and confident.

Confidence comes easier to some people than to others. If you are shy, it can be hard to put your best foot forward in an interview when the pressure is on. Even if you’re normally confident and outgoing, an interview environment can leave you feeling nervous and make it harder to show the strength employers look for. To help you exude confidence and impress your hiring manager, consider these tips:

  • Make eye contact. Look your potential employer in the eye in order to project confidence. Making eye contact can also give you clues as to how the hiring manager is responding so you can adjust your answers if needed. Eye contact can also help you to make a connection so you feel more comfortable and confident.
  • Visualize and think positively. Before attending the interview, picture how the process will go. Imagine arriving, meeting with the hiring manager, answering questions and excelling in the interview process. You can even picture yourself being hired. Positive visualization can help you to feel more comfortable and at ease during the interview process.
  • Prepare for common questions in advance. You will be more confident and ready to answer questions if you do some preparation work. While you don’t want to be scripted, you can and should think about some answers to common interview questions and you should do a little research about the company so you can ask informed questions about it.

By taking these steps to get yourself poised for interview success, you can impress the hiring manager and land the job you have been looking for. The staffing professionals at SmartTalent can help you get interview opportunities with top companies in Kirkland, Fife, Renton, Lacey, Lynwood, Everett and surrounding areas so you can let your confidence shine through. Give us a call today to find out more about how we can help with the job search process.