Be Confident For Your Interview

The phone rings and a voice states, "We would like to invite you to an interview on…" You start to sweat, and the voice on the other end gets jumbled and sounds like a completely different language. Don't panic – this is your chance to sell yourself! Why is it very easy to tell a friend that you've won a trip to Hawaii, or that you got the new iPhone, but difficult to brag about our job skills? The best way to get over that is to practice, practice, practice, and practice some more. Find a buddy to help you, or visit the Youth Center for a mock interview. The more you practice, the less stressed you'll be, and the more confident you'll feel. Another way to feel more at ease in an interview is to keep a cheat sheet handy. How many times after an interview (or argument) have you thought, "If only I remembered to say...?" Review the job description, and for each task, such as "answer phones," come up with an example of how you successfully accomplished that particular job duty. Write key words on a note pad and bring it with you to an interview, and discretely keep it on your lap. This way, when you're asked, "Have you had any experience answering phones?" instead of panicking, you can take a quick glance at your cheat sheet, see your example, and provide an intelligible answer. For more interviewing tips, take a look at this article at