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"Oh interviews, why art thou so anxiety provoking?" a famous line from an Elizabethan Era author. That line expresses a sentiment that holds true today. But, if only we could reframe our perception of interviews from opportunities to be shot down TO opportunities to shine our lights, strut our stuff, showcase our worth. If only we could see the person on the other side of the interview room as a human who has stood in similar shoes RATHER than a courtroom prosecutor looking to poke holes in our stories. Perhaps the new line would be written as, "Oh interviews, how I long for thy company".
Ah but wait. We can rewrite that famous line. We can reframe these interviews in a more positive light. We can do that because we, as humans, have the power of choice. We can choose how we want to think, believe, perceive. This is not always the easiest task but often the most impactful. So, as you are preparing for your interviews, do try to spend just as much time getting into a positive, productive mindset as you do preparing answers to technical and behavioral-based questions. (Remember The Brady Bunch episode where Marcia imagines her driving tester in his undergarments? She passed that driving exam with ease!)
More on the productive interview mindset next week. In the meantime, for interview support, do listen to some great Lime Connect professional development webinars on interviewing. Log onto or sign up for The Lime Network , go to the Professional Development Resources section and scroll down to the "Interviewing: Best Practices" webinar. You'll also find some very helpful posts on The Lime Blog, including posts to help with disclosing and discussing a disability during an interview.
Having specific challenges with your interviews that you would like us to address? Email Learning@LimeConnect.com