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Snippet of The Remote Hive Podcast: How Can I Get Over My Fear of Failure in Remote Job Interviews

From Audio: Ep.34 - How Can I Get Over My Fear of Failure in Remote Job Interviews?

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Nervous about your upcoming virtual interview? Take some advice from host Darren Cronian who quit his job after 24 years to work remotely and travel the world. Now a remote job coach, let him help you get over your remote interview worries!
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Nervous about your upcoming virtual interview? Take some advice from host Darren Cronian who quit his job after 24 years to work remotely and travel the world. Now a remote job coach, let him help you get over your remote interview worries!
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so getting back to Susan's question. And let's just recap that Susan has a fear of job interviews. She's had a number of job interviews and has been unsuccessful because she's frozen. She's struggled to get the answers out to the interviewer. First task. As I said from my story. What is causing the fear? Visualize any negative outcomes from the interview and write them down. When you write your fears down, you can start to tackle them. You can change your mindset. You can speak to family and friends. You can take action now, thinking back to when I was applying for my first remotes job, one of my biggest fears were technical issues. You know the buffering of the video when you are listening to the interviewer and you don't pick up the questions and what they are saying. It can be a nightmare, but you can reduce the fear of the technical issues by simply practicing an interview with a friend of family member over a video call. You can make sure that your Internet is reliable, that the room is well lit. You can make sure that your friend can see and hear you will care so the way to get through this fear is by taking action, having that conversation video calls with a few family and friends, and you will build that confidence. When you don't have any connection problems and they're able to hear you and you can hear them and everything goes without any hiccups, that is going to give you confidence that is going to chuck that fear out of the window. It's no longer going to be a fear. My next piece of advice to deal with fear from a job interview perspective is just being prepared. Sometimes not being prepared enough can give you that fear. What I recommend that you do is read through the job listing and highlight any keywords are points that you want to get across in the interview. If you just get a highlighter, pen a Mac over the job listing, print the job, listing out. Also do some research on the company, read their latest blog, purse or press releases. And is there any content there that has an impact on your role that you can ask a question on or you can bring across in the interview to sure that one you're actually interested in working for the company and you are taking the time to learn more, and also that you're just a person that has got a bit of detail, their attention to detail and organized also about being prepared. Make sure that you have two or three questions about the company or roll written down. That way, you're not going to have to think on your feet in an interview, which is a very stressful time. Let's be honest. There's a lot of stress there and being prepared and having everything written down is really going to help you. My next piece of advice to help you deal with fear of job interviews is, be calm. Take a few breaths before connecting to the video call and only prepare for the interview five or 10 minutes before it. Don't spend hours going through the questions. They may ask, going through the job interview process and and overthinking everything, because that is going to increase your stress levels. Instead. Do something that you love. Watch a movie on Netflix, play a computer game, go for a walk, clear your head, just take your mind off the interview. The mistake that I've made in the past is spending like an hour two hours before the interview, thinking about what questions they're going to ask and get myself all worked up and overthinking. And that just builds up the stress levels and makes the situation much, much worse. The way I look at these interviews when I have them is that it's just a chat with somebody who is interested to get to know more about you. Your skills, experiences and your personality traits will come out in the interview, so be yourself. Smile and keep calm. I can't say that word enough. Keep calm. I know it's easier said than done, but keep calm. As I mentioned actually testing your video interview set up, It's really important. You'll need a webcam. You'll need a microphone and headset. So think about that beforehand To make sure that you have all of that gear, I've actually written an in depth article offering advice on video interviews. So if you go to the show notes for the podcast hive vine dot com slash podcast, click on the latest episode and go down, scroll down the page and you'll see all the links that I've mentioned all the articles and resources for this episode, a few points that I want to get across realized that there are a lot of opportunities out there. And yes, it is competitive when it comes to landing a remote job. I feel it's really important that you believe in your own abilities and what value you can bring to the company. Make sure that you get that across and that you are confident in your abilities because it will. Sure, if you have any doubt at all. Finally, I just want to get across how important it is to get feedback after an interview. If you have been informed that you've been unsuccessful, get feedback. If the company do not come back to you with feedback over, then just to say you've been unsuccessful, it's really important that you ask why. If you ask why and get that feedback the next time you have an interview, you can learn from that experience. And that's what this is all about. Applying for remote jobs, going through the process, learning as you go along to the point where somebody sees the value that you can add to that company and high as you
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