Job Interviews and Confidence Level

Job interviews are the testing grounds for the confidence level of the aspirants. The success and self belief go hand in hand if you talk about any formal meeting between you and the potential employer. This article recommends you some cool means to balance the level of self reliance to win an interview.

Job interviews are complicated and much more complicated are the approaches taken by different scholars to prepare you for the test. The only thing that is straight forward is your confidence level. Even that is not as simple as evident to the preparation world without a bird's eye view. Victory in such contest demands a high level of poise which is not too high to disrupt the balance of a meeting. The intensity of self confidence, hence, becomes necessary in this context.

How much self confidence is sufficient for the interviews?

Most of the candidates must have asked this question to themselves and even answered it without thinking much. The ground opinion popular among the students and scholars seems to be the same - The more confidence you have, the safer you score on the prediction scale. Let me disclose it politely to you - This is not true. One out of two students gets rejected in an interview due to the elevated levels of poise, which is also called over confidence in plain terms. You lose the battle the time you start ignoring the urgency of discipline in an interview and begin taking it too lightly.

When you look at the composition of a group of aspirants you will quickly recognize my point of view. You will find some capable students sitting quietly in a corner with suspicion in their head. Whereas, there will be some noisy chaps low in skill but brimming over with confidence. Very few are balanced in knowledge and belief and these are the candidates that usually get chosen by the recruiter.

How to balance your self confidence?

To strike a fine balance between quality and confidence, it is necessary to have a proper assessment of your worth. 

The following tricks will help you to find and maintain a nice equilibrium adequate to win at a job interview:

  • Always do a periodic introspection of self. This will help you analyze your strengths and weaknesses and provide you insight on improving yourself. This will also protect you against the wrong assumption of your value.
  • Never underestimate your capability and go into depression. Have belief in yourself and the guts to present whatever you can do. At the same time, don't fall prey to self obsession. Know your limits.
  • Take part in mock interviews and note down the compatibility between your talent and your selling capacity. Ask your friend to become the interviewer and rehearse the level of your self reliance so that it doesn't signify arrogance in a meeting.
  • If you are low in self confidence, your preparation needs to be far better than your competitors. Being strong in homework will ensure that you have some faith in your preparation if not your capabilities.
  • Keep track of the people around you. Learn from others' mistakes.
  • Take part in as much interviews as possible to gain experience and fluency for the job meetings. 
  • Learn the art of showing off without saying or meaning anything.

It is not hard really to display your confidence before the interviewer. The part that is tough is to maintain a proper ratio between confidence and merit. If you are competent, show it; If you are not a genius, try your luck. But in any way, don't try to force your impression upon the interviewer. If you have done your part gracefully, he is sensible enough to judge your true worth.