If there’s one thing you want going into a job interview, it’s confidence in yourself. In just a few minutes, this exercise will help you feel confident by simply drawing on past experiences.
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At some point in your life, you probably felt capable, strong, and powerful. No matter how long ago it was, Emily Guy Birken at MoneyNing suggests you sit down to write about it in detail. It doesn’t matter what the situation was, either.
It could have been a time your co-workers listened to you, a time you ran farther than you ever had before, or even a time you won a game. Whatever it was, write about it as vividly as you can. You’ll remind yourself that you’re capable of doing well, and that confidence can come from almost anything.
Transfer that feeling of power to yourself right before your interview and you’ll feel more prepared give everything you’ve got. It may not guarantee you the job, but you’ll at least know you were the best version of you possible.