Calming those interview butterflies

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This and other tips and techniques can be found in Larry Litwin’s The ABCs of Strategic CommunicationCheck out Litwin’s website.

Many prospective employees get  ” butterflies”before a job


Here are tips to stay calm and present yourself in the best way:

  • Get a good night’s sleep and maintain your usual morning

routine – If you never eat breakfast, for example, don’t eat a

hearty morning meal on interview day.

  • Try remembering some of your happiest memories or a

proud moment before arriving for the interview.

  • Come prepared with a briefcase containing resumes, pen and

paper for recording your interviewer’s name and the date and

time for a possible future interview, an application and references

and examples of your work such as writing samples.

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