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Job Interview Success: Getting Your Emotions Right with These Five Steps

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  • Job Interview Success: Getting Your Emotions Right with These Five Steps

    Over 5 percent of Americans are currently unemployed and looking for work -- and countless others who are unsatisfied with their current jobs are keeping an eye out for new opportunities. So to say that competition in the job market is fierce is an understatement.

    So now more than ever, once you land an interview it's crucial that you're able to make a good impression.

    How do you do this during what is arguably one of the most nerve-wracking experiences of your adult life? By getting yourself into the right emotional place using these five tips.

    1. Welcome your nervous feelings.

    'Most of us get nervous when we are being interviewed -- or we believe we cannot simply be ourselves,' says Hale Dwoskin, CEO and director of training of Sedona Training Associates. 'Feeling nervous and being artificial are some of the biggest obstacles to making a good impression during a job interview. When you feel uncomfortable you can get tongue-tied or you can say or do things that you will later regret.'

    Now this may sound counterintuitive, but the best way to get a handle on your nerves is actually to simply accept them.

    'The best way to release these feeling 'obstacles' is to welcome them as they occur. If you fight with these feelings they tend to get magnified,' Dwoskin says.

    2. Prepare for the common interview questions.

    You can't always predict every question, but do expect to be asked some of the basic ones like:
    • Tell me about yourself.
    • Why do you want to work here?
    • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
    • Why should we hire you?
    • Describe a conflict at your last job, and how you resolved it.

    Knowing that you have the answers to these common questions ready to go will calm your nerves. And even if they don't get asked, you can still share your responses with the interviewer.

    3. Hone your emotional intelligence skills.

    Emotional intelligence is closely associated with success and life satisfaction. It involves being able to manage your emotions, motivate yourself, and be self-aware in recognizing feelings as they happen. The Sedona Method, a simple and elegant tool that teaches the skill of letting go, has been allowing individuals to easily develop emotional intelligence and go beyond to emotional mastery since 1974.

    When you use The Sedona Method, you'll recognize self-sabotaging feelings as they pop up -- even in the middle of a job interview -- and be able to easily let them go, letting your true confidence shine through.

    4. Expect to get the job.

    If you go into a job interview doubting your ability to succeed, you will project that feeling to the interviewer. And while you certainly don't want to be arrogant, you do want to express -- both verbally and nonverbally -- that you're the best person for the job.

    5. Release your fear and anxiety.

    Feeling nervous going in to a job interview is normal, but it also clouds your ability to make the best impression. So, use The Sedona Method to release your fears, and do so before, during and after the interview.

    'The Sedona Method can help you to ace any interview by helping you put your best foot forward,' Dwoskin says. 'It is also important to release before and after interviews to make sure that you succeed in the interview or in the follow-up interviews.'
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