Interview & CV
Fake It Until You Feel It Not Fake It Until You Make It
Have you ever been told to fake it until you make it and thought “I wish it was that easy”?
Maybe you were preparing for an interview, presentation or some other anxiety inducing event when someone suggested it. The truth is, how can we fake it until we make it if we do not know what we should be faking?
For example, take confidence, it is not as simple as just switching on the confidence button and suddenly being more confident, especially in situations that elicit a fight, flight, or freeze …
Recovering after a Bad Interview
As a career coach something that I hear even amongst the most confident and experienced clients is, “I am really bad at interviews”.
Now I am the first to admit that selling ourselves comes easier to some than others but internalising the belief that we are bad at interviews only serves to create a self-fulfilling prophecy and can cause people to feel very stuck in their career.
So, what is the answer? The key is often in what actions we take after a “bad interview”. I advise my clients to ref…