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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
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English Job Interviews

8916 Folder Collection
Ya Hui Chang published on April 20, 2015    Rose Chen translated    Evangeline reviewed
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