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  • Hi I'm AJ Hoge of EffortlessEnglishClub.com

  • Let's talk about job interviews.

  • Specifically job interviews in

  • English. Job interviews are another situation

  • that can cause

  • a lot of stress a lot of nervousness even in your own language.

  • But when you have to do a job interview in English, of course,

  • and it's much scarier and you can feel a lot more nervous.

  • I think a job interviews as just a special kind of

  • English presentation. And set up making a

  • speech to a group, you are basically giving

  • a presentation about yourself to one or maybe a couple

  • interviewers. It's the same pressure, the same stress,

  • the same need to perform under pressure.

  • And therefore that technique

  • of practicing when you are in an excited state, when you have a lot of

  • adrenaline,

  • its also useful for job interviews. So, when you practice for a job interview,

  • don't do it when you're just feeling relaxed and calm.

  • You know a lot of people they have a list of job interview questions from

  • some book or something,

  • and they practice giving their answers, but they do it now just sitting down and

  • nah nah nah...

  • You know, relaxed and so the practicing when they're really just

  • relaxed.

  • But then when the job interview comes, of course, the heartbeats...you get more

  • nervous, more nervous,

  • and your name is called, oh my god, and you feel really nervous, right?

  • You sit down, and you're looking at the person. They start asking you these

  • questions,

  • "What are your strengths?", "What are your weaknesses?", "Why do you want to work here?"

  • "Why should we hire you?" all these kinda.... a bit

  • direct questions are difficult questions. If you don't practice

  • under pressure, you will not perform well under pressure.

  • Your practice needs to be close to the real event!

  • So once again I would like to put on music

  • get really excited, and get even a little bit

  • tired physically. So, I'll jump up and down

  • until I'm breathing heavy and my heart beating, then suddenly

  • I will grab a card and look at interview questions

  • and practice my answer while I'm feeling tired while I'm breathing heavy

  • while my heart's beating while I'm feeling of excitement and energy in my body.

  • Then I get my answer. And I'll do it again, I get really excited,

  • and I grab another question and i'd practice giving my answer.

  • And I repeat this again and again and again and again.

  • Practice with my body being very excited, and

  • energized, right, it's close to feeling nervous.

  • And I start to train my body instead of feeling nervous,

  • I'm going to feel excited and powerful during a job interview.

  • So I use rock n roll music powerful music,

  • and I get myself really excited.

  • Hoo

  • Then I grab a question: what is your greatest strength?

  • And I look, I practice it, I may be a look in a mirror and say, "My greatest strength

  • is I am persistent.

  • I never stop. I never quit when I have a problem. I will keep working on it

  • again and again and again. If I can't find the answer,

  • then I go when I asked other people. If they can't help me, then I get on the

  • internet.

  • I read books. I do whatever I need to do to find a solution to the problem."

  • that's a powerful interview answer. See,

  • and I practice it in that powerful state.

  • Now I'm actually stand... sitting in front of someone,

  • might not be quite so loud about it. It depends on the interview or if they're

  • really

  • relax, then I don't wanna overwhelm them handy too strong.

  • By practice in that state because I know during the interview,

  • I may be nervous so I wanna practice dealing with all that energy.

  • And I also want to get powerful, confident answers.

  • You must practice that, you must train it, because if you just practice at home,

  • oh well I'm really persist, and you look reading your little answer

  • saying it

  • I'm really persistent and I don't give up....and......

  • You're practicing with this kind of emotion, well, then in the job interview...

  • Guess what?

  • That's the same emotion you'll have. Except it'll be worse

  • because the job interview you'll be nervous, your heart will be beating

  • faster and so that your voice will start to shake and your'll say,

  • "I'm really well. I'm really persistent and I.... and I.......

  • I don't give up and I.... and I never quit and I never stopped, you know.....

  • if there's a problem I I just find the answer." You forget a lot of

  • the great stuff you're going to say and

  • most important, your voice tone, your face

  • your body will not look strong. They won't be confident.

  • You must practice this so

  • just like with speeches when you're practicing for a job interview.

  • Put on some loud music, get yourself excited, then give your answer.

  • Say it to the mirror, going strong and powerful. Just let the English come out.

  • Don't worry about grammar and don't worry about mistakes.

  • With what is much more important in grammar or vocabulary or mistakes

  • after attitude your emotion your feeling.

  • Your confidence, your passion, that's what

  • employer wants to see

  • and feel. You must practice it. You must train it.

  • Day after day after day before the interview,

  • so when the interview comes, you are ready and you will do a great job.

  • I use this technique many times and it

  • worked great for me getting jobs it will work for you, too.

  • But you must practice it every day practice with that powerful emotion.

  • It works.

  • I'm AJ Hoge of EffortlessEnglishClub.com

Hi I'm AJ Hoge of EffortlessEnglishClub.com

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    Ya Hui Chang posted on 2015/04/20
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