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Boost Your Interviewing Confidence

Stating that employers consider hiring people who display confidence during their interview is common knowledge. You might have the skills and knowledge, but if you are not self-motivated and confident, there’s a slight chance, the recruiter won’t buy that you possess the skillsets that you actually do. So how is confidence judged? How do we project it without communicating arrogance? On the other hand, being too conservative may project that you don’t really know what you’re talking about. Perhaps anxiety makes you behave like this…

What are the things you can do to control the anxiety and nerves, to show confidence for that once-in-a-lifetime job opportunity you have been waiting for, especially in the current era of virtual interviews? Let’s begin a journey to explore ourselves inside our deepest corners, learn about self-awareness a bit and the importance of being properly coached in these current times.

Accepting Anxiety

Before Your Interview

From a physiological point of view, anxiety is all about a person’s stimulation to the surroundings. You will react to your surroundings and situations, depending on your past experiences and mindset.

Excessive stimuli could cause increased levels of anxiety, especially when you’re anticipating a virtual interview that’s being conducted from the other side of the country, or in times, a foreign country, for that remote job opportunity you’ve been longing for. This is because you’re not there physically and you have no idea what’s it going to be like. You are just one click away from a starting video conference that begins in the next few minutes. Listen to the inner voice that says: “You will do just fine”. You should have prepared your favorite music to tone your anxiety down a little and excite you for this opportunity about to be conquered. Learn breathing exercises to slow down your pulse and control your adrenaline and thoughts. Repeat the following constantly aloud: “This opportunity is mine”. “I own this present moment”. “I am in control” Let the universe listen and life take you to your desired next chapter.

During the Interview

Anxiety is a natural response of our body when we feel stress and it can manifest itself in a number of ways. However, despite being a natural thing, it can sabotage your chances of acing that dream interview. You will find tons of jobs that will be the perfect match for you and your expertise but while trying to express your suitability and compatibility to that opening, you might miscommunicate yourself and lose a precious chance because of anxiety. Therefore, it’s extremely important for you to reign in your anxiety as much as you can, with deep breaths, by keeping your hands and feet warm and taking a few seconds to respond to every question. Sometimes a brief 3-second moment of silence before answering a question will give you time to organize your thoughts before speaking them out.

Self-Awareness

One of the most essential parts of being interviewed is knowing yourself on a deeper level and being able to express yourself in the most clear, unambiguous manner. This level of self-awareness allows you to clearly state whether you do or don’t thoroughly know an answer to a question about a preferred discipline, software, or specific skill. This is not a bad thing at all.

When you project emotional intelligence, you project self-esteem, and willingness to continue learning and growing without setting limits. Believe you are limitless. Otherwise, what is your purpose in life? It’s certainly NOT to stay where you are forever and die unhappy.

I am self-aware that I love my strong coffee in the morning- Bustelo to be specific. I use non-dairy creamer or almond milk. But right before I get my coffee going, I deploy gratitude all over the place. Being grateful for what you have and the fact that you’re alive is enough to get your engine running. I DO NOT hate Mondays as most people say they do. I seize opportunities I see and own my mistakes when I am not successful. Failure fuels me to try again, and again, until I have it figured out. If it’s not meant to be, I still win, because I gained knowledge in the process. That’s just a fraction of me, to give you context of how much optimism and gratitude I fuel on.

But it all starts inside. Nobody is responsible for your happiness, mindset, and perspective of life. To be honest, aside COVID and all, I’ve crushed the heck out of 2020. I continue to love this amazing life I chose, and I want to share this energy with you.

Reach Deep Within

It also important to be aware about the situation you’re currently in. Where are you standing this moment? Why are you there? What are the choices you’ve made to be where you are? Start deep, and then gain awareness on the exterior layers. It’s never easy to go in this deep. But it does get easier, and it feels rewarding to have closure with yourself, as you continue to move towards your outer layers. Then you realize they’re important, but not that much as whatever you were hiding underneath them.

Wait… Why is this even relevant to a job interview?

Well, you’re applying for a remote work job. Of course, you are and there are going to be thousands of competitive applicants because remote work opportunities are at high demand around the world. It won’t be easy to navigate through all that additional pressure by your own self. Therefore, it’s better to rely on a coaching professional to guide you through the muddy waters, especially in a turbulent time like this, where you really want to stand out and shine your light. If you’ve read this much, I know that you definitely know something resonates within you. It may be time to start this path, step by step.

Once you start preparing yourself for a recruitment interview, ensure that you cover all aspects of the job and most importantly reach deep within your natural self, and showcase who you are. That is your true brand, and you should display it on your social media accounts too.

Your Social Media Presence

Cover every avenue in social media, starting from Instagram and LinkedIn to TikTok. Yes, you heard that right. TikTok, the short form video mega-hit app that has taken the world by storm. There are hundreds and thousands of people applying for jobs, internships and interviews on TikTok as we speak. There are numerous companies which have hired people directly from the app using their video resumes, meaning that there’s another whole new area that you’ll need to cover pretty soon, as they plan to launch a new Video Resume program for professionals and freelancers to showcase their talent.

Don’t feel intimidated! We will help you get through every stage of the recruitment process with our programs and enable you to be more confident in a virtual world.

Talent recruiting continues to evolve, and many employers are exploiting innovation.

When will you embrace your share of transformation? Book your FREE first consultation Today!

Focus on Attention

Are you an owner of an existing business or started building a new brand? No matter which category you fall into, you will inevitably need a customer base. But you already know that, don’t you? The real challenge is finding ways to draw their attention and this is what you should focus on for a good 90 days. This is why we develop content to harness attention for your business and convert that into a tangible revenue stream.

Competition for Attention

There are more than 3 billion people out there using social media across the globe from the classic web spaces like Facebook and Instagram to fresh platforms like TikTok. Have you ever asked yourself what are businesses are doing?

The answer is simple: they’re looking for attention! Yes, just like an ordinary TikTok user these days posting interesting short videos and click-baits to get likes from their followers. In the same way, businesses these days have to strive for getting their share of attention on social media platforms and compete with other companies. So why should you miss out on an opportunity to interact with billions of social media users personally?

Take a look at Chipotle, the famous Mexican restaurant chain with 1.5 million followers on TikTok. A single #boorito campaign earned them more than 4 billion views! Imagine the attention generated by your brand from 4 billion views of young people from all over the globe, watching the content you create and influence!

Reverse Engineering Attention

You must be thinking, Chipotle is already an established brand, it’s easier for them to grab the social media attention and it can’t be the same for new businesses. Well, you’re completely right. That’s exactly what we’re here to help you with! Let’s face it, if you’re willing to market your business, you’ll have to be very practical.

Consider TikTok, a platform with millions of active users, mostly catering to the younger demographic between 14 years of age to 25. You’ll have to find ways that can influence attention span of these young fellows with catchy 30-second videos and leverage that into your company’s growth. But how can you do that?

Every social media platform requires a different approach: Elon Musk uses Twitter-humor and memes, models like Kylie Jenner use Instagram’s lavish picture-friendly environment. TikTok is fairly new and simple: There are millions of people out there dying to make new content, all you have to do is give them an idea, a push, in other words, a challenge, as they call it on the Tok!

Imagine if you’re a company that sells organic vitamins and wants to market the product on TikTok. Your marketing move could be to use a short video with parents of a 1-year old baby who consume your vitamin pill and become super parents, multi-tasking, taking care of the baby, doing chores and going to work at the same time. Give this challenge a catchy name, a popular background music, a twist of humor and there you have it: a self-sustaining marketing campaign! Even if only a few parents recreate the challenge, the exposure to their thousands of followers will be a great start.

This landscape won’t be stopped, because everyone is the star communicator of their passion. It just depends on how much work you put into the effort. Where will you promote your brand and business next?

How to be (Virtual) Interview-Ready

COVID has had a greater impact on certain market segments than others. It has implied a momentary shift toward a home-based workstation or remote work, away from the office desk for many employed, skilled professionals. Thousands of others have experienced disturbingly abrupt and unexpected unemployment. So many of them would not have an employment to come back to once the pandemic comes to an end.

What’s happening in the job market currently?

What this implies is that we could be currently in an employment bubble right now, which may explode when the real economic factors go back to normal. Predictions by the International Monetary Fund suggest that we might reach one of the most terrible global recessions since the 30s, with a recession equivalent to the Great Depression.

How to get hired in a post-COVID world?

Anticipate how your industrial sector’s business model is inclined to vary in the coming year or so. Which skills, knowledge and abilities will become the most attractive and in demand during this transition period, and what you can do to adapt?

In order to help you with this, here are 6 simple strategies for remaining involved, reducing anxiety, and preparing to take the necessary action in post-pandemic job searching.

Consider temporary prospects. Seasonal opportunities in fields such as logistics and agriculture will arise as a result of limitations on travel across local and international borders. You will have to accept that in the near future, there will be an employer’s market. Even so, many seasonal opportunities might be created at a local scale. Therefore, it’s important that you accept this temporary work and seize such opportunities to learn a new set of skills.

Improve your digital capabilities. The pandemic has accelerated the transition to software-based, remote service delivery. To maintain pace, you must improve your digital literacy skills and master the most popular platforms for the tech-solutions.

Maintain close contact with your industry networks. Inform them about your circumstances. You shouldn’t feel pity in informing them how you were affected by the lockdowns and that you are looking for work. This is why communication is so essential. It is critical to stay up to date within your niche, establish and maintain relationships with individuals and businesses.

Prepare for online virtual interviewing. In this condition, you should prepare to conduct not just the job searching but also your interviews online. Identify the most appropriate camera view and lighting for Skype or Zoom sessions. Consider practicing and chatting with friends so that you can identify and resolve any issues with connection or audio. This will help you organize and prepare a good impression from a distance.

Participate in community events. Numerous businesses are postponing their regular centralized employment policies in time to enable nearby workplaces and supervisors to employ people straightforwardly. So, being present and ready makes it much easier for time-pressed HR managers to make an informed decision quickly.

Leveraging Social Media

Social media stopped being an entertainment channel years ago. Over the last few years, many platforms have transformed into one of the most powerful mediums of communication for over 3 billion users as of now. Never before has it been so important to take your business or personal brand online and establish a presence in this digital landscape.

Drawing Attention

What good are your remarkable products or services if you’re not showing them to a market of over 3 billion people? Do these millions of social media users even know you exist? And don’t misinterpret my words. You are NOT going to reach all 3 billion users after your first, second, or 100th post. But, with a well though content strategy and proper coaching, you brand will get start getting notice.

Your presence on a social media platform acts as a digital front door to your business. Let’s put it in very basic terms; It’s just like recruiting a professional salesperson working for you 24/7 promoting your brand in a place with millions of actively engaged users. Websites like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and now TikTok are extremely powerful drivers of business growth and lead generation. If you want to make money while you sleep, you have to create brand awareness while you sleep first.

What steps should you take?

It’s alright to feel a little confused or overwhelmed about how to start a digital marketing plan to grow your presence. Amaro Solutions helps you leverage the power of social media for creating excellent, engaging content, do social recruiting, and generate brand awareness. Our solutions do not only depend on highlighting the quality of your services or products but a large chunk of our efforts go into creating an amicable brand image for you on social media sites. You need to understand that social media marketing is a lot different from other traditional marketing. You need to embrace the art of story-telling to provide value to your audience.

You can probably “boost” a few posts and specials, and that may be well and get some attention, but with a little support from our experienced team you can increase engagement, creating traction on your communication strategy, or turn your social media channels into highly active sales funnels. We will ensure that the content we create together resonates with your audience, no matter if you’re a local mom and pop shop, eCommerce site, or a personal brand.

At Amaro Solutions, we honor your local business and start-up, building your brand equity, raising awareness on social media, creating engaging content, and empowering communities around the brand. If you’re ready to jump off the sidelines and move your business’ marketing to the present, let’s connect. We will always be here to support you.