Do you have: nerves of steel, or nerves of play-doh?
I’m in my 40’s now, have been through my fair share of nerve-racking experiences and I still get a little nervous when speaking to C-Level Execs.
Some of the things I tell myself that might be helpful for others when interviewing:
– They were once where you are today.
– Be yourself (which hopefully includes): likable, relatable, enthusiastic and personable.
– Talk less and listen more.
– Show genuine interest.
– Think: How can I help?
– Be nice.
– They need someone, that someone could (and should) be you.
We all have our respective issues, worries, feelings, egos, lifestyles, ideas, experiences, thoughts and desires and at the core, I would venture to guess they’re not that far apart from one another.
“Success has a simple formula: do your best and people may like it” ~Sam Ewing (Former American Baseball Player)