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How to boost your confidence at a job interview

How to boost your confidence at a job interview when the world is opening up again but you haven’t been back into the office for a while and your confidence is rock bottom. Here are 7 tips to help boost your confidence at a job interview

How to boost your confidence

1) Try to connect with the interviewers

Everyone want to work in an environment they like to it stands to reason that in an interview it’s important to come across as likeable. So,  focus on building a rapport with your interviewer rather than impressing him or her. The relaxed you can be the more you will come across as your “authentic” self.

Focus on Connection rather than performance

2)Breathing techniques can help to boost confidence

Relaxation and confidence go hand in hand. So breathing and mindfulness exercises can be helpful.  When we are anxious our blood flows away from our brains as we are in fight or flight mode, and our cognitive functions can suffer.  Slow, deep breaths will bring the oxygen back to your brains and help you to think clearly.

Relaxation and confidence go hand in hand

3) You are on your side – Be kind to yourself before the interview!

Act like your own best friend and try to rephrase any critical negative thoughts that come into your head.  It is up to you to tell the interview panel what you have to offer, they are not mind readers after all!  Don’t be afraid to sell yourself. What would your best friend say about you ? Say the same to yourself.

Don’t be afraid to sell yourself.

4) Relaxation exercises can curb anxiety

Its important to focus on the present moment, either by concentrating on your breathing or being present in your body for a few moments. It will help calm you down. In the interview remember to speak slowly, its perfectly acceptable to pause and think through answers, slowing down and thinking through answers. May take a bit of practice but will pay dividends. Don’t be afraid of silences. Sometimes leaving pauses in your sentences will help you take command  of the situation.

Focus on the present moment

5) Imagine success

Picturing yourself being successful at an upcoming job interview will give a boost to your confidence and self-esteem. Before you go in start visualising a successful interview: imagine how you walk to the room, shake the interviewer’s hands and answer the questions with confidence. This technique will help calm any pre-interview nerves.

Having a strong belief that you are the best person for the job really helps you relax and feel more confident. Also if , in the unlikely event of someone else getting the job, having a positive mind set means it makes it easier to accept and think of it as learning curve rather than a crunching blow.

You are the best person for the job

6) Prepare Prepare Prepare!

Going into an interview with prepared answers for most questions, takes the pressure off and you walk in confident you’ll know your stuff. To make sure you’re well-equipped, rehearse potential interview answers with a friend.

Look at the skills, experience, knowledge and personal qualities you have and think of examples showing how you developed these. It’ll make all the difference to your confidence.

Find example to shine

7) Smile!

 Before an interview, welcome any anxiety. Thank it for coming and smile that its here. Now you’ve acknowledge  the nerves what them go away and walk in ready to smash that interview !

Good Luck!

At EW Recruitment we are dedicated in providing you with the best personal recruitment service. Please Contact us  and we will be there every step of the way to help you in the process. Providing you with support on how to prepare and impress.  Check out  our tips, hints and support article and remember to Follow us on linkedin and Like our facebook page. For even more help with your search read our article Advice to find a new job.

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Looking for work? Look your best

Looking for work? Look your best

Looking for work is never easy but its even worse if you’ve been out of employment for a while and need to dress to impress.

Dress to impress

 

Timpsons (This will take  you to the page ) provide free dry cleaning for people who aren’t employed who are needing interview clothes.

We’ve got some tips on nailing a new job and refreshing your CV. Let’s get everyone working!

Everyone working

We are dedicated in providing you with the best personal recruitment service. Please Contact us  and we will be there every step of the way to help you in the process. Providing you with support on how to prepare and impress.  Check out  our tips, hints and support article and remember to Follow us on linkedin and Like our facebook page. For even more help with your search read out article Advice to find a new job.

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Ten tips to make a success of flexible working

Ten tips to make a success of flexible working to mull over as there is a renewed sense of optimism for staff who are looking to a future of flexible or “hybrid” working.

It’s an exciting time for businesses who are exiting “survival mode” are looking to embrace the new normal. The trend for businesses is not “how do we go back to the old way of working” but rather is this our opportunity to learn some positive lessons from the past year and break out of the traditional 9-5 model.

Ten tips to make a success of flexible working

So what will this new exciting future look like?

Not every industry will be able to shift to a remote, nor would want to, with industries such as manufacturing and distribution always needing a majority of staff, on site. The new normal will clearly look different for every business.

The question is how can technologies and practices adopted over the course of the pandemic be used to drive businesses forward in a period of growth. To the benefit of both staff and company leaders. The past 12 months has demonstrated the ability of organisations to adapt and clearly, there is optimism about the return to the workplace as people recognise the positive social drivers for going into the office.

Over the pandemic many businesses now see that a mixture of working from home  with a few days required to attend offices is the way forward. So lets look at some tips to make this a success:

Ten tips to make a success of flexible working:
  1. Open and honest communication –  foster trust and engagement through organisations through regular and honest communications.
  2. Ensuring working teams are scheduled in the office collectively- schedule team members to be working in the office on the same days. Collaborative working will help spark the new ideas business needs to gain a competitive advantage.
  3. Adapting working hours- A return to the workplace doesn’t have to mean a return to rigidity. Allowing employees the flexibility to adapt their start/end times to suit their needs if in the office.
  4. Book a Desk-  implement desk booking services to ensure an easy and safe flow of workers in and out of the premises and allow teams to arrange their schedules in advance.
  5. Reports on flexible working- keep a close eye on productivity in and out of the office via the normal systems and provide regular reports in order to change and adapt again if needed.
  6. Equipment management- us a cloud based system to order and track employee equipment. Making them as portable as possible.
  7. Encouraging the use of annual leave- Making sure that employees use holiday time and not flexible time as their “downtime”!
  8. Reassess your office space -Ensuring the office is future proofed for hybrid working-: Are you set up to accommodate a mix of remote and on premise workers? Do you need as much space? Audit what you have and adapt. Others are.
  9. Social activities- ensure that office or virtual based days still ensures that each employee, regardless of location, is receiving the same level of engagement.
  10. Fostering a team mind set- make every effort to keep a team mindset at the centre of all you do. Use cloud based systems to help facilitate a flow between office and home.

What will this new normal look like? Have a read. Check out some of our flexible jobs on our job search page and our advertised jobs on Reed. The future looks bright… lets get everyone working!

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Nail that new job !

Nail that new job !

The sun is finally shining, the clocks have changed and days are getting longer. Is there any better way to celebrate than nailing that new job? To help you along, whether you have been searching for a while or are new to it all,  here are four great tips to give you a spring job search boost and nail that new job!

Looking for a new job

Clean up your CV

Don’t make these mistakes! Review or update your CV; companies take on average 6 seconds to decide whether they want to look further at a candidate. So make sure yours stands out by ensuring it’s layout is clear and not too long. Only include the basics of your previous roles and any important points which relate to the new job you are applying for. Any further details needed to nail the post can be discussed over the phone or in an interview.

Get to know us!

We are a friendly bunch and really believe in building a one to one relationship with our candidates. We will listen to your needs and experiences and match them to jobs we currently have or keep you in mind for future roles. Always remember to respond to any emails and calls and take onboard any feedback we provide. We speak directly to your potential employers and are responsible for selling you,  so make sure you let us get to know you well. Get the best out of EW Recruitment.

Polish up your interview skills

Interviews can be pretty daunting, especially if you haven’t been to one in a while.  Remember, they don’t have to be scary! Your dedicated Recruiter at EW Recruitment will be there every step of the way to help you in the process, providing you with support on how to prepare and impress at each stage.  With us, a one of the leading recruitment agencies in Hertfordshire UK in your corner there is no need to worry and with our tips, hints and support you are sure to nail that new job

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