Chances are, your interview is somewhere you aren’t too familiar with. Doing a test commute will help you figure out exactly how much time you
best friend. You’ve already done tons of research on the company so now’s the time to settle those nerves before the interview.
3 WHILE YOU WAIT IN THE LOBBY
Turn off your phone, or pop it on silent. Chances are your potential employer won’t share the same enthusiasm for your ringtone.
4 IN THE ELEVATOR
Small talk is a given, whether it is with the receptionist or your interviewer herself. Keep it professional and stick to safe topics like the weather, traffic, or whether they’ve had a busy morning.
TO COFFEE OR NOT TO COFFEE?
Unless you are dying for a caffeine hit, politely decline.
Caffeine is a stimulant, speeding up heart rate and causing you to sweat more.
7 FOLLOW THEIR LEAD
You want to appear active and engaged. Do this by leaning slightly forward so you are towards the edge of your seat. Take your time when answering questions-you do not have to answer right away.
IF NERVES ARE GETTING THE BETTER OF YOU
Whether you are naturally anxious or have just had a hectic morning, sometimes you might feel like you are on the verge of crying (it happens). The solution? Think of rhyming words. This propels the blood away from your emotional centers to your more literal and analytical centers, bringing emotions right down.
6 SIT RIGHT
Try to choose a seat that’s slightly angled away from the interviewer. Studies show that when chairs are directly across from each other, there’s less recall of what is said. Avoid keeping your purse on your lap or the table find an appropriate place to set it down.
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