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  1. Amy Cuddy is the best on body language. She is the one who made fall in love with it, and helped me with my anxiety, stress situations and even everyday life!
    Also, like you sad, practice is one of the most important things! Fake it untill you make it 😉

    • That’s so great to hear!! And yeah, fake confidence will eventually turn into real confidence if you do it long enough! Thank you for your comment!

  2. Great post. Job interviews can be extremely daunting so it is good to get some tips and that TED talk is definitely one of my favourites!

  3. Love that this blog is a collaboration of twenty-somethings, and discusses things that we deal with on a consistent basis. I’ve definitely had my share of anxiety when it comes to job interviews, so this is a great tool for anyone entering the job force as a young professional or intern

    • Thanks so much Ally! It’s great to see that the goal is clear. Any blog can just be one twenty-something telling other twenty-somethings what they should be doing, but Uninspired is different because it’s a collaboration where LOTS of people get to share their expertise. I’m so glad you’re here!!

  4. I can so relate to all of this. I have terrible social anxiety, especially during interviews and also make myself physically sick because of my anxiety lol. I did not know there were resources online to try practice interviews, that is my favorite part of this post! Awesome tips for sure!

    • So sorry to hear that, but I hope these tips make a different! Send me and Nour another comment after your next job interview and let us know if the tips helped you! 🙂

  5. This is great advice! I’m really bad at the practice part as I am pretty shy when it comes to roll playing. However, it really does help and you can’t do too much of it!

    • Omg, I totally get being nervous about roleplaying. I’m a therapy student and we have to roleplay on VIDEO all the time, and it used to make me so anxious I could barely do anything, even if I knew what I was supposed to do by heart. But, over time, I have to admit it did get easier. Try to pick someone to practice with who has been in the same boat, or someone you trust like a parent or sibling. So glad you found the advice helpful!

    • You’re so right. Sometimes the worst part is actually AFTER the interview when you can’t stop relaying it in your head. That’s when you take Nour’s advice about relaxing with something you love 🙂 Personally, I would put on my favorite TV show and crochet. It’s a little mindless and a little useful, so I feel relaxed and like I’m doing something worthwhile. I’m glad you found the post reassuring, and I hope you get to use some of the advice for your next interview!

  6. Nicole…and “owner of Midnight Tea,” this is such a great post! So precisely said, well put, and practical! I’ve also found Amy’s ideas on the “power pose” to be helpful. I got the job I interviewed for after holding my arms up in the air in a bathroom stall before sitting down for the interview. Not quite proof, I know, but I’ll take it 😉 Appreciate the piece! Going to pin it…

  7. Some really great advice! It’s amazing just how much practising answering questions out loud beforehand can help. These tips would also be useful to those conducting interviews – they can get nervous too, I certinly used to!

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