Keep calm, keep your cool and stay collected
TORONTO, June 15, 2011 /CNW/ - Generation Y is under more pressure than
ever before. The stress of graduation and applying for jobs in the real
world against fierce competition can be nerve-racking. But these young
Canadians can set themselves apart from the thousands of other grads by
having high I.Q., in this case, Interview Quotient.
The usual tips for interview success include doing your research in
advance, forming a list of clever questions, and showing up on time.
However, according to Catherine Thorburn, Career and Life Coach, there
are also mental and physical ways that can help you prepare for an
interview. According to a new survey by Leger Marketing, 65 per cent of Canadians say when they get nervous or stressed they
tend to sweat more than usual.1 And appearing stressed can be a barrier to a successful first
"Something that will never help a first impression is appearing nervous
or stressed, and sweating can make us appear this way without even
knowing it," says Ms. Thorburn. "Nailing the interview is as easy as
being prepared. From staying calm, cool and collected to never letting
them see you sweat."
Speak with Catherine Thorburn, Career and Life Coach and learn about the new survey results, the 3 C's of being in control and
having high "I.Q."
Calm - Appearing composed and calm is one of the best things you can do
during an interview. Nerves got the best of you? Catherine Thorburn
shares tips on what you can do to relax and stay calm during the
Cool - Sometimes when we're stressed we tend to sweat a little more than
usual and find it challenging to keep our cool. (Think you sweat more
than normal? There are things you can do. Visit sweatless.ca2 to learn more.)
Collected - From choosing appropriate attire, to the proper posture, to eye
contact; learn how to stay collected and win them over right from the
start with a killer first impression.
1 Leger Marketing surveyed 810 adult Canadians aged 18 - 40 about their
sweating tendencies. The online survey was conducted from February 7th to 18th, 2011 with a confidence level of +/-3.1%19 times out of 20, P. 21
2 Treatment Options for Hyperhidrosis: http://www.sweatmanagement.ca/TreatmentOptions.asp (Accessed March 17, 2011)
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