Job interview nerves? Hypnotherapy could help you get that job!
As I update this page we’re hopefully coming to the end of the covid 19 crisis. It’s January 2022 and millions of people are now considering their futures. Perhaps most of the last two years was comfortably spent on furlough. Perhaps you simply stuck with the same job because it was a certainty, a safe bet in an uncertain world. Well, perhaps that time is now coming to an end and you’re looking to use 2022 to make changes to your life which the past two years rendered either impossible or more difficult.
Reduced social contact, in the office and at home, has been quite a good thing for millions of people with performance anxieties (no public speaking, no meetings!) but those people are now finding that their retreat from the world is only leaving them feeling more anxious now that it’s time to go back to the office. Job interviews are another ‘new’ experience for many people. You haven’t done this for ages and now it feels scarier than ever.
The good news is that I’ve used hypnotherapy for job interview nerves in Reading, Thame, London, Wallingford and Oxford to help people overcome that sense of panic and doom. The good news is that you can conquer the fear of an interview. You needn’t allow the fear to spiral out of control. You can master your fears and keep your cool in that interview and I could help you.
I also offer hypnotherapy online for job interview nerves, using vsee, zoom or whatsap. Please get in touch for more details as to how this works.
Does this sound familiar?
- You get the email, letter or ‘phone call inviting you in. You feel happy but the anxiety soon kicks off. ‘I’ll fail the interview!’
- You begin to prepare but feel nervous whilst doing so.
- The night before the interview you go to bed feeling dread in your heart.
- In the morning you wake up. You soon realise that today is the day and begin feeling nervous. ‘God, if I’m this nervous already imagine how bad it’s going to get when I’m there!’
- You try to stop feeling the fear but it just keeps getting worse. You’re now afraid of the fear itself and it begins to spiral out of control. You tell yourself how rubbish you are, how weak and pathetic you are. It doesn’t, strangely, seem to help.
You are going to be nervous. Everybody always is.
The difference between somebody who controls anxiety and somebody who allows the spiral to deepen is that the first person accepts their right to be nervous. If you weren’t a little anxious about the interview then it would be a sign that you didn’t care.
This interview could be your lucky break. This interview could mean a new house, car, holiday. Getting this job could put you in the position where proposing to your partner would make sense. Your life would be changed by getting this job. Who wouldn’t be a little on edge?
Contact me for more details on how you could get that job!
Hypnotherapy could teach you to observe this adrenaline and accept it. It’s only a chemical, after all. You don’t have to let it be in charge. In actual fact, it’s your friend. If you didn’t have adrenaline your performance would be flat and lifeless. Harness it, welcome it, observe it and get that job!
Top tips for overcoming interview nerves
- Prepare. Research the company or organisation you’re being interviewed by. Be prepared to show this knowledge. Be prepared for the common questions asked of every interviewee. Be prepared to explain and evidence your skills and achievements.
- Don’t over-prepare. Don’t try and memorise answers to common questions word for word. Simply have an awareness of what you want and need to say and ad-lib the exact wording If you try to memorise the perfect answer then you’ll be thrown off balance by a strangely worded question or will be panicked when you get your wording slightly wrong.
- Go to bed at a decent time the night before the interview. A tired brain won’t answer anything well. Cramming, as if for an exam, doesn’t do any good either.
- Eat a decent breakfast. You may not feel like eating but your brain consumes a third of the glucose your food provides. It’s incredibly hungry and a glucose-deprived brain is no use to anybody.
- Don’t overdose on caffeine in the morning before. Caffeine in moderation can give us an edge but in excess it simply makes us jittery. Caffeine is very much like adrenaline in its effects upon the body. You have enough adrenaline already.
- Master the following breathing technique: push out your stomach to the count of three. This will cause you to inhale. Hold that breath to the count of three. Exhale slowly to the count of six. Repeat the cycle. Learn this and use it whilst waiting to be called for your interview. It’s calming and grounding.
- Practise the breathing technique whilst visualising yourself before the interview. You’ll begin to notice a degree of adrenaline as the big day draws closer. Welcome it. Observe it Tell yourself it’s OK to notice a touch of adrenaline. It will give you an edge. It’s not a touch of nerves which is the enemy. It’s anxiety about anxiety which would sink you if you let it get out of control.
- Put the interview into perspective. If you don’t get this job then you’ll find another opportunity. Your life and your future really don’t depend upon this one. Do your best but recognise that it won;t be the end if it doesn’t work out. Sometimes it’s simply a case of being good enough but no quite the right face. It’s a corporate judgement, not a personal one.
Hypnotherapy for interview nerves could help you to feel more confident, more relaxed and to achieve your goals
Hypnotherapy is going to help you to rehearse that job in your mind. Studies have shown that positive visualisation helps build muscle. Yes, really. A study by Erin M. Shackell and Lionel G. Standing at Bishop’s University showed that the mere act of imagining exercise had an impact upon muscular development.
Top sportsmen and women are coached, in part, to perform to their best by the use of active and positive visualisation. It’s only one of the tools we’ll use in our work but it will bear fruit.
Is public speaking a part of the interview process? Are you expected to make a presentation. Perhaps this is the major reason you’re suffering such nerves. Perhaps it’s merely a part of the cause. In either case, rest assured, hypnotherapy could help you to master your nerves and to succeed!
How much is that job worth to you? How many thousands of pounds will success bring to your door? Wouldn’t two or three sessions of hypnotherapy be a rather good investment if it helps you to get that job?
Can you afford not to make that investment in your own success?
Get in touch with me and we’ll discuss how hypnotherapy could help you to reverse the way in which you cause anxiety to spiral out of control.
Why continue to fail at interviews when a small investment could bring success?
I have twenty years of teaching experience under my belt and a good part of that was spent coaching students for their university interviews. It has stood me in good stead when working with people suffering from job interview nerves. I’ll help you with the psychology and I’ll help you with solid, practical tips too.
You can take positive emotions from one area of life and use them in another. Coaching people to be calmer in these situations really isn’t as difficult as you may imagine right now.
You can get that job. People in Thame, Wallingford, Oxford, London and Reading have already got their jobs with the help of hypnotherapy and I’m going to be glad to help you to get yours.
You needn’t let nerves ruin the day. You might even enjoy it.
If you’d like to find out more then please contact me. You could call me on 07786 123736 / 01865 600970 / 01183 280284, email me at email@example.com or else simply use the contact form below. I look forward to hearing from you.