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Here are seven ways to boost your confidence before a job interview. Sitting down for an interview is a big moment that can lead to major life changes, so it's normal to feel some nerves. In fact, 93% of people experience anxiety before an interview. We've got a few tips to help you shake those jitters and feel more confident going into your interview. Remember, you got this. The first tip is to do your research. What information can you find out about the company and the role you're interviewing for? Doing that homework can help you anticipate potential questions. Plan out your answers and come up with some good questions of your own. Next, give yourself plenty of time the day of the interview. Showing up early means you can find parking and get ready without feeling rushed or anxious. For virtual interviews, make sure your software's updated. Your internet is reliable and your surroundings aren't distracting.

The third thing you can do is use movement to calm your nerves. Try going for a walk or doing some yoga to get your blood flowing. A little bit of physical activity can help release tension and reduce stress. Plus, it'll help keep your mind off whatever might be causing you anxiety. Tip number four is to get the good vibes going before your interview. Boost your mood and confidence by listening to upbeat music or an inspirational podcast, or by calling a friend or family member for encouragement. This next piece of advice is an important one. Have your personal pitch ready. The first question most interviewers will ask is, can you tell me about yourself? Think of an answer that's interesting and relevant, but also to the point, and don't be afraid to show some personality. Now, you'll definitely want to take the time to prepare for common questions.

It could help to write down talking points and practice giving your answers. Think of concrete examples that show off your biggest strengths and accomplishments. In this situation, you're supposed to brag a little bit. Get ready to be asked questions like, why do you want to work for us? How did you overcome a challenge at work? What is your proudest professional accomplishment, and why are you leaving your current position? Finally, remember to put the interview in perspective. Every interview is a two-way conversation. You are also interviewing the company to see whether it's a good fit for you and your goals. If you get an offer, amazing, but even just getting an interview, preparing for it and going through this process is an accomplishment to be proud of. And if it doesn't work out, there may be a better opportunity around the corner and this interview could just be practice. For that, for more tips and inspiration, visit truist.com/money and mindset.

7 ways to prepare for an interview and boost your confidence

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Sitting down for an interview is a big moment that can lead to major life changes, so it’s normal to feel some nerves. In fact, 93% of people experience anxiety before an interview.Disclosure 1

You can shake those pre-interview jitters and be your best self. It just takes preparation and practice, from doing your research to knowing how to answer (and ask) important questions. This video shares seven tips that can help put you in the right frame of mind. Remember: You’ve got this! 

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