Monday, August 1, 2016

Facing Your Interview Demons

How you feel about yourself plays as much a role in your success as any skill or experience.

One of my client--whom I'll call Sue--came to me recently to rehearse for an upcoming interview at a local Portland company. 

"It's really scary this time," she said.

"Why?" I asked.

"I have to face a committee, four people, all men. I'm not sure I'm up for it."

I thought for a moment, then asked, "What exactly are you feeling about it, right now, in this moment?"

"I know I will be intimidated. Not because I don't have the skills or experience, just that I've always felt a bit inferior to executives, especially male ones."