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Championing The Confidence Cause
An interview demands you to be confident. It has been seen that people who are not confident are least likely to be selected mainly because when you are not confident, your performance is sure to suffer. Confidence is one of the most sought attribute in an interview because the lack of it can be detrimental to your job performance.
However, if you are not very confident, you have to be sure that you can work on it. Here, we are going to share some expert tips which will help you work on the kind of confidence levels which you have which determines the skills to put on a resume as well as general skills you can show off with.
There is a lot of power in the self-help books. If you are a reader, it should come fairly easy. Look out for some of the finest bestsellers and this will help you tune your mind and become confident. There are a lot of confidence building books which will give you a fresh perspective.
Of course, you need to have the right mindset and you should not merely flip the pages of the book for the sake of reading it. Grasp the content of the book and you should emerge as a more confident person.
Watch the video for some useful help.
Every day, you should stand in front of the mirror and converse with yourself. It has been seen that most people who are not confident tend to shy away from eye contact. When you stand in front of the mirror, look in your own eye and talk. Think of any random topic and just talk. If you have a speech prepared, you can practice it.
Repeat this exercise for days and you will find that your confidence levels are surely going to improve by leaps and bounds.
You need to open up. There is no other way of doing this. This is why you should make it a point to go to as many social gatherings as you can. Do not be afraid of going to different meetings and events. When you are headed to such events, talk to people, discuss your ideas, and listen to their views, defend yourself and be free. The more you are at ease with strangers; the better it is for your confidence.
Yes, we do understand that none of these exercises can bring in the change immediately. It is going to take some time before you can spot the right kind of changes. However, even then you have to start some day.
If you start the ground work today, in due course of time, the changes will be there for you to see and it will end up making the right difference. By the time, you have your interview scheduled you should become a much more confident version of yourself.
Interviewers get very impressed when they see a confident applicant because confidence is the biggest strength which can disguise all other weakness. So, when are you going to start your preparation?
We hope that you can confidently ace your interview and getthe dream job!
Planning the 5-year term
When you are appearing for an interview, there are so many different job interview questions which you will be asked. While it is hard to pre-guess each one of them, there are a few stereotyped questions which often pop up. One such question has to be, “where do you see yourself in 5 years.”
Now, we do understand that it is not the easiest of the question to answer because of heck, often we don't even know about our immediate future and 5 years seems to be too long a time. Yet, the main objective of asking the question is to analyze how adept you are at planning.
Regardless of the job post, you are applying for; you will need to have good planning skills as your inability to do so might make you a liability for the firm rather than an asset.
Here is a good video;
Understanding the answer
Now that we know the reason behind the questioning, it is logical enough to think about the answer. Before I tell you as to what would be the best answer, let me talk about a few things you cannot afford to reply.
Humor can be a little dangerous
Some of us tend to go a little overboard when it comes to humor. Never risk your chances by coming up with replies like, “I see myself exactly where you are” or worse still, “I see myself being your leader”. You have no idea of what kind of temperament the interviewer has and thus your reply might offend him. As this is too big a risk, you should steer clear from humor at your interviews.
Don’t be ambiguous
The next thing you need to be sure of is not to show your confusion. You have to be confident even if you do not have a 5-year plan. So, it is the time that you come up with an answer beforehand as this will help you dodge the question in a befitting manner.
The sample replies
Here are a few answers which you can possibly use for the sake of answering the question.
“In 5 years of time, I see myself handling the responsibilities of my job in an impeccable manner. I aspire to lead a team with confidence and to inspire them to achieve their set milestones. I hope to grow as a person and to add more skills to my existing capabilities.”
This is a confident reply and shows how skilled you are. Another possible reply is as follows.
“As I have just started in this field, I am not completely sure of the 5-year plan. I hope to do justice to my duties and I have a stable job wherein I am happy with my performance. I want to evolve and improve in my own role.”
You can, of course, come up with your own answer. Feel free to gauge what would be the best reply but make sure that you keep all these points in mind. When you are being interviewed, every single reply of yours is going to be analyzed. So, think and answer.