Change for anyone can be difficult, but there are ways you can control the uncertainly of the experience and the outcome. Searching for a new job can cause people to feel uncomfortable. Interviews with new companies are places where you would feel out of your comfort zone. Once you understand that this feeling is due to the unknown, you will become confident in your ability and this feeling will dissipate.

Every decision you make regarding your employment takes time and careful thought. You need to be organized as you get out of your comfort zone. You must be focused and confident. The best way to do this is by preparation, especially when there are so many variables that you might need to confront.

The fact that you have been selected for an interview or new position signifies that you have already displayed something unique and applicable to the position that caught the manager’s attention. You must remember that although employers seek a technical fit, they also seek a cultural fit.

There are some simple steps that always help. Make sure you set yourself up for what is ahead. Whether it is an interview or your start date always make sure that you are dressed appropriately and have all the tools you will need. This is a crucial step that allows you to feel good and focus on this important opportunity. Always know what is on your resume and the job description. Use the internet to your advantage and research the company. You want to make sure the company is a place you are interested in and will be able to speak about. Being prepared for a conversation is an easy way to stay comfortable and prove that you are interested in the company.

The main reason DTG puts so much time into preparing our candidates is because we want to make sure our consultants feel as comfortable as possible. Our close working relationship with all of our candidates allows us to work together as a team. At DTG we address all uncertainties to make the next step you reach is your best step yet!

To be successful everyone must maintain a proper amount of self-confidence which should be applied throughout all areas of your present and future career moves. Your confidence should motivate your preparation and your presentation with your colleagues, your superiors and perspective employers.

For example, when preparing or updating your resume you should demonstrate confidence in the skills you have acquired throughout your career thus far. Your resume is a representation of your strengths and achievements and will be used by the prospective employer you want to impress. It should convey your competitiveness and demonstrate your abilities. It is the tool that will be used to consider you for the position you are seeking. Confidence is a representation of your professionalism and there should never be a hesitation regarding your background and abilities.

It is imperative that your first impression in an interview is done with complete confidence of your ability and knowledge. Your confidence is a reassurance to your potential employer that there is no doubt of your skills, that you can accomplish what is expected of you flawlessly and that there is no doubt that they have found the right person for the job. There is no possibility to make a second first impression.

Dress for success should be part of your character representation and confidence is an important part of how you will portray yourself. Unless informed otherwise you should always dress business professional for an interview. Following instructions is something critical as well and one must always be confident that they understand the rules. At times you may find clients that dress more casual and request that the candidate does the same. In such situations you should follow the instructions and dress as instructed, as disobeying your instruction could be a horrible start to your next possible career. You should be confident that the way you are presenting yourself is exactly what they are looking for.

The firm representing you must be on the same page as you. If they have done their work they should be confident that they know you well enough to present you correctly. There are times in which the hiring manager asks the recruiter questions about the candidate before an interview is even requested. If the recruiter is unsure of their candidate and unable to convince the client, there is a risk of losing a good opportunity.

These steps will help you in conducting yourself with confidence throughout the interview process.

Arriving at the Interview

Show up 20 minutes before your interview to give yourself time to mentally prepare.
In many cases this could be the first time you arrive to the company conducting the interview. This means you are not familiar with the parking/traffic and exact location to meet. The last thing you want is to be running late and feeling distressed moments before the possibility of this interview potentially being the best career in your path.


Always be prepared for any situation. Interviews are planned ahead which gives you time to organize your thoughts. This includes familiarizing yourself with the company and reading reviews. If you are willing to devote time into your next position, researching the company you are interested in is imperative.


The way you carry yourself has a lot to do with how the interviewer reads your personality.
Being overly confident can portray arrogance. You have to put yourself in the interviewer’s perspective. Most companies are not only looking for a technical match, but also for someone that works well with the existing team.


The best thing to do is to be honest. When coming across a question that you are unable to answer, let the interviewer know. If you have run into a similar situation in your past positions, you may want to mention that experience. Never let one bad answer discourage you as you carry on throughout your interview. You do not want to lose focus over an obstacle that can be overcome by doing well on the rest the interview. Sometimes interviewers want to gauge how a candidate deals with stressful situations.


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