As one of the leading employment agencies in Farnham, On Track know better than anyone that interviews can be pretty daunting. After all, it will result in a completely life-changing event! It’s no wonder many interviewees feel they need a little extra luck in order to succeed… but how should candidates really be going about this?
Us human beings are certainly a superstitious lot, and it should come as no surprise that almost a quarter of us in the UK own a lucky pair of pants, compared to 26% who have some kind of other good luck charm. Of course, these items aren’t quite so lucky if we never put them to the test, and we’re most likely to rely on them for exams, first dates, and, of course, interviews.
While it can never hurt to boost your confidence a little, you don’t want to go putting all of your eggs in one basket and counting on charms or clothing to ensure that you pull off your next interview. You really want to be putting all your trust in yourself.
No matter how lucky your good luck charm may be, it’s never going to do your interview prep for you, and that’s where you come in. Thoroughly research your potential employer, and make notes about any questions you’d like to ask. Review your CV and practice answering common interview questions. Pick out your outfit the night before and ensure that you’re organised and ready to go once it’s time to leave – browse our blog for more tips on what you can do to thoroughly prepare yourself for upcoming interviews, and follow the tips we share.
This isn’t to say that good luck charms are useless, as interview jitters are a force to be reckoned with, and any way you have of dealing with them can be counted as a help rather than a hindrance .