Sep 27 2012
Visualizing your success at an interview generally helps the interview go better than otherwise, and it may make you feel that you were talking with old friends. Think of someone you respect—a friend, a movie star, anyone you admire who would handle an interview deftly. Imagine that person throughout the whole process, from preparation through dressing and driving to the interview, to the initial greeting and the fielding of tough questions. Visualize the comfortable back-and-forth conversation of the interviewer and this person. See the person summarizing the interview, expressing thanks for the chance to learn more about the firm, and asking about the next step. Then imagine the person walking out of the building. Now go through the whole process again, but with yourself instead. Imagine you have the chance to manage this interview as you want, and that you are easily coping with difficult questions. See the rapport between you and the interviewer, and the growing desire of the interviewer to hire you as soon as possible. Do this repeatedly and it will become a track for the procedure, almost like a memory.