Landing a job is all about the interview. While you might have a great resume, your interview is what sets you apart from the competition and truly gets you your new job. From your appearance to how you speak will determine your potential employer's impression of you as a person and an employee. Don't allow nerves or poor fashion sense to hold you back from showcasing your true ability to perform.
Below are three tips for building confidence for any interview:
Be yourself – In the domestic services industry you'll be spending a lot of time in the household you are working in and will probably even develop friendships with your employer or other staff. Don't be afraid to let your personality shine through during the interview, because this is what they are looking for — the type of person they will interact with every day. This way, you'll also see if there's natural chemistry between you and your employer.
Dress to impress – Your appearance sets the first impression at any interview. Make sure you're dressed to impress, and it will also boost your self confidence. If you're well-groomed, clean and feel great in the clothes you're wearing, you'll be able to act more naturally. Consider picking out your outfit the night before to make sure it's clean, ironed and ready to go in the morning to minimize stress.
Show your skills, don't just talk about them – Your resume is what lists your skills, in the interview you need to show them. For example, if you're looking to implement your teaching skills as a nanny, show how good you are at talking through tough problems. You'll be able to boost your own confidence and provide a better image of why you're the best-suited person for the job.
Forbes notes that it is also important to "be present" during the interview. This will ensure that you're connecting with the interviewer and are fully engaged in the conversation and conveying yourself in the best possible light.
"The more focused you are on what you're trying to accomplish; the less room insecurities, nervousness and self-doubt will have to creep in," the source noted.
If you're ready to focus on a new job, contact Colonial Domestic Agency. We can help you put your best foot forward with your resume and connect you with the jobs that best suit your skill set, whether that is as a chauffeur, nanny, an estate manager or in another field in domestic services.