In this month's real-life advice column, recruitment and careers specialist Heidi Bannister helps one reader find their confidence ahead of an interview
Q: I have applied for promotion and have an interview coming up.
The thing is, the last time I had an interview was years ago and it was for a junior role. I sometimes think I was just in the right place at the right time for that job and I'm not sure I performed particularly well in that interview.
Overall I feel quite out of touch. I am worried that I might get caught off guard and not know how to answer a question. I'm really nervous about it and fear that I won’t come across well. How can I overcome my nerves?
Founder & Managing Director,
Arthur Edward Recruitment
A: It’s perfectly natural to feel nervous before an interview, and most managers would rather meet a slightly nervous candidate than one who’s over-confident.
Remember that an interview is just a . . .
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