These two things will make or break your vet interview

It’s a great time to be a candidate in the vet industry, with jobs overflowing everywhere you look. But interviews are still stressful–and you can still make mistakes, especially when you really want the job. That means getting your frame of mind right is vital to securing your dream role.

When you go to an interview, you’re branding yourself in the eyes of your interviewers. You want your personal brand to come across as well as possible. The two most important factors in that are confidence and positivity–in that order.

Why in that order? Because it’s hard to stay positive if you don’t have confidence in yourself. As Napoleon Hill put it:

“It is virtually impossible not to transmit your doubts and insecurities to others through body language, tone of voice, inflection, word choice, and other subtle characteristics. When you show by your actions that you lack self-confidence, other people also begin to doubt your ability to perform. You can gain the respect and confidence of others. Begin by making a list of all the things you like about yourself and the things you would like to change. Make a conscious effort to build upon your positive strengths and correct your weaknesses. It may not be easy, but if you assess yourself objectively and persevere in your efforts, you will eventually prevail.”

In other words, doubting yourself makes other people doubt you–but having confidence in yourself makes other people have confidence in you. You’re communicating to them that you can be trusted. Unfortunately, self-doubt communicates the opposite.

Your interview will take their cues from you. If you speak in a positive tone, and seem confident in your abilities and being a good fit for the role, they will too. Employers like people who are confident (not cocky), because confident people are great at solving problems and getting results. If you want anyone to believe in you, you have to believe in yourself!

Want some help with that? Contact us today, and we’ll support you in facing your next interview with confidence.

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