• How to Exude Confidence in a Job Interview

    August 05, 2020

    How to Exude Confidence in a Job Interview

    If you are a person that wouldn't describe yourself as particularly confident, walking into a job interview that is important for your career can seem impossible. Confidence is vital in convincing a potential employer that you are worth the hire, and that confidence can only come from within yourself.  It's completely normal to feel jittery before an interview, but you don't have to be! At Express Employment Professionals, we want to help you shine with a few tips on being assured in your capabilities.

    As you've probably heard before, the most telling sign of a confident person is body language. It's important that you keep eye contact with the person in front of you as much as possible, but not so much that it makes them uncomfortable. Try to avoid fidgeting, leg-bouncing, and chewing gum, as it can make you seem nervous and unprofessional. 

    For an extra boost of credibility, you might recite some of the past jobs that have prepared you for the new role that you are seeking. By going through a few items on your resume, you can show your interviewer that you are qualified to be a promising employee.

    One thing that many interviewees fail to realize is that you are allowed to ask your interviewer questions! You want to make sure that the company and the position are right for you, and asking questions can help you ensure that you have all the information you need. This can help with confidence as you don't feel all the pressure is on you.

    The most important thing that you can do to be confident in an interview is to know that you are worth the time and effort they will spend to hire you! You have all of the tools, experience, and self-assurance that you need to wow them in that initial interaction. For them to see you as worth it, you have to believe that you are worth it. 

    To discuss job openings in your area, and put your new confidence to the test, contact your local Express Employment Professionals office and speak with our staffing experts. We have a virtual hiring event that takes place every Tuesday in July, which will provide you the perfect opportunity to put your confidence to the test. You can also visit our website at www.expresspros.com .