This article is about the mental preparation for job interviews.
So you've got an interview for a job you really want. Congratulations!
It is so hard to even get an interview, and pass the application scanning process. So well done for making it past the first hurdle!
Now comes the face to face contact with your team leaders, coordinators or supervisors.
Mental preparation is the key to success. I believe in the saying 'succeed to prepare then prepare to succeed'!
There are so many resources out there aiming to help you prepare for an interview. Select a couple and learn them only, don't bombard yourself with too much preparation material, or you'll just get overwhelmed.
You do not need to pay for help or assistance. Within your network you will have all the help you should need! Do reach out to people you know, have worked with or family to help you prepare for your interview.
Have a mock interview with someone willing to ask you a few job related questions. Prepare up to 10 different answers for different types of questions that you think the prospective employer will ask you.
For example if the job is in customer service, prepare an answer for questions like 'When have you provided exceptional customer service?' or 'When have you faced a difficult situation in customer service?'
Remember the employer wants to know what you can bring to the team, not what someone else has achieved, or how the business will help you.
And finally do some company research! Find the companies website and browse the 'About Us' page. Take some notes, and think about how you can incorporate the information into your answers.