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Preparing for a job interview: keys to confidence

You applied for a job and got the interview, so why don’t you feel happy about it? Be prepared for conflicting emotions and work on your confidence, says Mandy Day-Calder.
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You applied for a job and got the interview, so why don’t you feel happy about it? Be prepared for conflicting emotions and work on your confidence, says Mandy Day-Calder

After submitting a job application, you must of course wait to hear if you have passed the first hurdle. It can be frustrating period but there’s nothing you can do to alter this outcome.

When you finally receive the letter or email inviting you to an interview it’s natural to feel relieved – but don’t be surprised if your emotions swing from elation to despair over the next few days as reality sinks in.

Part of the process, as you start to prepare for your interview, is to visualise yourself in the new post and everything it entails, from the daily

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