3 Positive Thoughts to Take to Your Next Job Interview

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 by: Jeanette Hannan

A successful job interview depends on many things, and attending the job interview with a positive state of mind is as important as anything else. If you can’t convince yourself you are the best person for the job then how are you going to convince the recruiter or hiring manager that you are the best person for the job. Prior to attending a job interview it’s important to prepare yourself mentally for the task ahead. As part of your interview preparation, you need to condition your mind to focus on the three following points, and make sure that you have a strong, positive attitude.

The company really needs you

Even if you are applying for your dream job, it’s vital to remember that the recruiter needs to want you as much as you what the role. Your future employer has a gap that he or she needs to fill, and you should see yourself as a valuable commodity. Don’t act as though you are desperate for the job. Make it clear that this role is important to you and that you’re excited for the opportunity, but remember that you still have choices. If an employer can see that you are really confident about what you bring to the table, he or she is more likely to make you an offer you can’t refuse.

There’s nothing you cannot do

Recruiters will probably ask you difficult questions. They want to test your ability to react well under pressure, and a tricky question is a great way to see what you’re made of. Don’t let the hard subjects catch you out, and you need to tell yourself that there’s nothing you can’t do. You may not yet have the experience, but an interviewer always wants to know that you can take on any challenge. If you can convince yourself that you can do anything, your positive state-of-mind will persuade any recruiter that you are the right person for the role.

This job is going to change your life

Think about all the ways in which this new role could change your life. An increase in salary could make a big difference, of course, but other benefits are equally worth considering. A new job will give you the chance to learn and improve your skills, and you will also acquire new talents. You’ll get to meet some amazing new people, and the job will open up countless new opportunities. When you realise what this job is going to do, you’re going to want it even more than ever, and that’s exactly what you want the recruiter to see.  Start to focus your mind on what this job means, and not on what the job is.

Positive thinking is a powerful force during any job interview. If you can get your mind set right, every other part of the discussion is more likely to fall into place. Make sure that positive thinking forms a key part of your interview preparation to guarantee you the best possible chance of success.

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