How To Motivate Yourself For A Job Interview (psychological approach)

Today Job searching is becoming a more and more time-consuming process and can be a tiring experience until you filter and select the right job for you.

Moreover, for many of the jobs we have to select from, we don’t know how things will turn up for us and if the job would fit our expectations. We need to start working to see whether it meets what we seek. It can make you stressed, dissatisfied, frustrated, discouraged, or even disappointed and insecure with yourself or in your career.

It is necessary to stay focused and deal with all these EGO trips. The brain naturally presents us with the worst-case scenarios to prepare us and make us more resistant when similar scenarios happen.

So be aware that this is a natural process, and don’t allow them to turn it against you. On the contrary, try to learn from it. These are your shadows and fears and can give you a lot of understanding about yourself.

For example, if you feel distressed about going on a job interview, you only need to discover why you think this way. It could be the various reasons:

  • I am not good enough for the job
  • I don’t have the right clothes to appear in the interview
  • I am not sure whether I will respond rightfully to all the questions, etc.

Whatever the case, this is an EGO talk and thoughts, and they reveal to you your insecurities and fears that you need to deal with before the interview so as not to block yourself and look like a lost child.

Getting over stress is the primary milestone that you need to pass to establish the ground and build and develop motivation before going to a job interview.

After all the possible stress triggers that can arise, it can be challenging and challenging to keep yourself motivated, especially after numerous applications for a job and resumes without any response.

Stay tuned and proceed reading to find out how you can free yourself from stress and get motivated even in the worst-case scenarios of a job interview.

Knowledge Is Power

Know everything there is to know about the company, the job position, and the recruiter.

Getting informed thoroughly will give you the necessary information to negotiate with your employer and reach the most favorable agreement for you.

The more details you investigate, the more aces in your pockets you have to negotiate and renegotiate the terms and conditions if it is necessary.

Moreover, knowing as much as there is to know about the interview, the company, or the possible interview questions will give you security, liberty, and confidence.  You will not be distressed on what possible interview questions you would be asked; how you can answer them because you have considered them upfront.

Finally, you will leave the necessary impression of your interest in the company and possibly the job position.  It will initiate the required motivation you need to maintain before, during, and after the interview to get the most of yourself and the interview.

Consider Things Upfront

We feel stressed and afraid or insecure only when we face ignorance and spontaneous development of events. If we don’t know what is coming next, we don’t feel like we got the things in our hands.

So, to avoid this and become the controller of your destiny, you need to focus on what possible scenarios can arise from each interview situation and consider several ways to act. In this way, you will also motivate yourself to behave the way you want or expect and not roam anywhere the wind blows.

For example, consider what smart clothes you would wear, and even though it is not high fashion, motivate yourself by behaving smartly.

Scientists say that body language is 60-70% of the communication between two persons compared to conversational speech.

Consider your body language-for example, straight body posture and balanced hand gestures, tell signs of a confident, authoritative and self-realized person.

To read more about body language and use this technique in your favor, not against you.

Also, you can consider possible questions and try to answer them in several different ways to have several options at your disposal and get the best of you during an interview.

If you have all of these implemented, you will know how to react and make it appear spontaneous, making you feel prepared and ready and, therefore, motivated.

Develop Emotional Stability

You will need to focus on taking care of your emotional, mental, and physical aspects.

We always complain that it is the boss’s fault or my family’s fault that I am not successful.

Always try to look for the blame in you. You will discover that you didn’t know and willpower to go against all the hurdles and become responsible for yourself.

People around us can be very judgmental and leave us feeling guilty. However, no matter if it is our blame or someones else’s, it is more important to know how to oppose it and stand for yourself to serve your best interest.

Don’t surround yourself with negative people, and even if you do, try to understand why they are so negative. Don’t take it personally. Their behavior and blames say more about them than you.

It is called emotional stability, and it is considered a social skill today.

Try not to identify yourself with the emotions that constantly arise but on the contrary, see yourself as an observer of your thoughts and try to identify their origin.

It will give you the answer to your emotion’s unpleasantness, and it will lose power over you.

With this, you will be able to sit comfortably even in the most stressed scenarios.

It will lead to incremental motivation with each successful undertaking mentioned here because you will be able to deal with everything reasonably before it appears.

Otherwise, you remain in just impulsive or instinctive reactions caused by your emotions.


The word motivation derives from the word “motive,” meaning needs, desires, wants or drives within a person.

Try to maintain intrinsic motivation (related to your personality needs, desires, wants, or drives) and not with the extrinsic motivation based on external rewards.

Keep yourself stress-proof by exposing yourself to more intrinsic motives (needs, desires, wants, drives) that are more potent, real, and last longer.

Stay motivated by reinventing and reorganizing yourself in the best possible mental health and awareness.

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