Now that you have secured an interview, you need to create a favourable impression at your meeting if you are to win the job. You have no way of knowing how many other candidates you are competing against, and you must convince your potential employer that you are the best person for the job in a relatively short meeting.
Being judged or assessed makes many people nervous and can provoke a stress response. When people are placed in stressful situations the first thing to be affected is memory, and your thought processes may also become slower than usual. To give yourself confidence and avoid interview stress you need to prepare in the days or weeks before your interview. Leaving things to the last minute will not fill you with confidence!
If you are confident at interview it will be apparent in both your verbal and non verbal communications. Thorough advance preparation as outlined in this section and ‘Writing a CV’ will help you to improve your confidence at interview and reduce your risks of fumbling a question.