50 Job Interview Affirmations with Video and Free Printables


Job interview affirmations can helpers interview anxiety

Job interview affirmations calm your nerves, stop negative thoughts and make you feel more confident about who you are and the work you do. 

So forget your sweaty palms and job interview nerves. Take a deep breath and use interview affirmations to ease your fear.

Positive affirmations make the interview process more pleasant and productive. You’ll focus on common job interview questions without self-doubt taking over. That focus translates to a more confident you, which hiring managers will love.

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50 Job Interview Affirmations

  1. Choose a few of these and use them to create a successful, pleasant interview experience. 
  2. Anxiety solves no problems – actions do.
  3. I am good at job interviews.
  4. I am perfectly prepared.
  5. My resume is impressive.
  6. Some problems are problems only because I believe them to be.
  7. I have the inner power and strength to deal with whatever life brings me. 
  8. I am capable of handling any possible difficulties which might occur. 
  9. I feel safe and secure in every situation.
  10. I am relaxed and calm.
  11. I am perfectly qualified for the position.
  12. I am confident and friendly.
  13. I am a great worker who deserves to get a great job.
  14. Life gives me in each moment exactly what I need.
  15. I communicate clearly.
  16. I always give a great first impression.
  17. I always smile and speak clearly.
  18. Job offers come easily to me.
  19. I am intelligent and capable enough to succeed in any endeavor which is important to me. 
  20. My self-worth is based on who I am and not what others think of me.
  21. I will remain calm under pressure
  22. My first impression will be an extremely positive one
  23. I will give a great job interview
  24. I will be chosen for the job
  25. My self worth is not based on my intelligence, wealth, my home, appearance, talents,  professional success, being attractive or how many friends I have.
  26. I am worthy of success and happiness at work even when I am not perfect.
  27. I will communicate well with the interviewer.
  28. I am starting to look forward to my job interview.
  29. I will give my best possible interview.
  30. I will go into my interview in a relaxed state of mind.
  31. My self-worth is a reflection of my divine nature.
  32. I am a good person, a worthy person.
  33. I will be confident and positive throughout my interview.
  34. Answering tough questions will be easy for me.
  35. No one is responsible for my reality but me.
  36. All beings deserve joy and success, including myself.
  37. I am free in each moment to be myself.
  38. Job interviews are easy.
  39. I can give a job interview with total confidence.
  40. Great communication comes naturally to me.
  41. I can easily impress any interviewer.
  42. I thrive under intense interview pressure.
  43. My talents and abilities are impressive.
  44. I am naturally charismatic.
  45. My attitude is professional at all times. truly believe that I deserve the job.
  46. I find it easy to be interviewed for a job.
  47. I am in the driver’s seat of my career.
  48. They would be lucky to have me on their team.
  49. I love job interviews, they are fun.
  50. I have the job.

What is a Positive Affirmation? 

Positive affirmations are a strong, memorable and encouraging statement to yourself. It’s what you know to be true deep down.

Your reality may not reflect the affirmation now, but be patient. The more you repeat the affirmation, the more your reality will change. Think positively and good things will happen.

Affirmation Example

For example, you get tonguetied during a job interview. The interviewer interprets this as you being unprepared. Use job interview affirmations to change your reality.

The affirmation I speak confidently about my skills will reprogram your thoughts about messing up. Every time you have doubts about the job interview, say I speak confidently about my skills. Say the affirmation into the bathroom mirror several times a day until you believe it.

During a job interview, where you are fielding behavioral interview questions such as tell me about yourself, you have a choice. You can let self-doubt take over or you can use job interview affirmations to exude confidence to the hiring manager. The more confident and relaxed you are as a job candidate, the more likely you are to get the job.

I created this simple job interview affirmations video to for you to use before your next interview.

How Affirmations Work

In a nutshell, you are what you think. If you haven’t hopped aboard the manifestation train yet, affirmations are a great way to start putting your thoughts into action.

Manifestation is a fancy word for making what you believe become part of your real life. Job interview affirmations are specific thoughts you can use to push out doubt and fear before and during the interview.

If you’ve never heard of manifesting, don’t worry. You already do this all of the time. Those pesky thoughts and self dialog loops create your reality. Positive affirmations change the message. Your subconscious will do exactly as it is told. Make that message amazing.

How the Subconscious Mind Works

job affirmations can help you feel more confident.

When you are born, your brain is a blank page. Every person, experience and thought you have writes on that page. You channel these ramblings through the conscious mind into the subconscious. Your subconscious acts as a huge lifetime journal.

Your subconscious has indexed, organized and protected this information for you. It can recall bits data so your conscious mind can make a decision. It is a genius.

But the subconscious can also be a major nag.  It repeats itself. This keeps you repeating patterns in romance, money, food or your job search.

For example, you may be super nervous about your job interview. You don’t feel like a confident, intelligent candidate. The nerves have nothing to do with the interview. 

This fear comes from an event or situation in your life that has gotten stuck on repeat. 

Let’s pretend that you’re in sixth grade again. You made a science project presentation and your volcano was a dud. So you failed the project and the kids called you No-cano for the rest of junior high. This is when your mind decided that public speaking equals humiliation.

Your feelings of you’re not good enough bubble to the surface each time you have to speak in front of people. Your mind thinks you are that sixth grader who lost a bet with baking soda and vinegar. 

You have to convince your mind that you are not that kid. The volcano experience, although eye-opening, is not relevant. You prepare and practice before you speak. You’ve honed your skills and no longer need to worry about flubs.

Job interview affirmations will get rid of negative thoughts and you feel a difference. When you believe the affirmation, your actions will support the affirmation and the affirmation becomes your truth. It’s a cool Jedi mind trick.

What is a Job Interview Affirmation?

Job interview affirmations are statements to help boost your chances of success in a job interview. 

How to Choose Job Interview Affirmations

There are a few ways to choose the right affirmation for you. 

Choose an Affirmation to Solve a Problem

The affirmation or interview affirmations you choose can solve a problem. Do you get flustered during a skills test? Do you go blank when asked the dreaded tell me about a time when things didn’t go as planned … trap? 

You can solve these common interview problems with affirmations. Use I am great at taking skills tests or I answer questions clearly and competently.

Choose an Affirmation to Change a Pattern

Is there a pattern to your job interviews? For instance, are you always late? The good news is you can use affirmations to change the pattern. Use an affirmation as simple as I will be on-time to meet my new boss to change your habit.

Listen to your internal dialogue to find hidden patterns. It takes effort to change the way you think. When you catch yourself thinking negatively, stop and think the opposite. Replace the negative thought. Next, think the good thought again.

For example, you may be on time, have all the great answers and look like a million bucks, but your self-talk is saying I sound like an idiot. I am not qualified. I suck at interviews. Once you identify your negative thoughts, you can replace them. Try using:

  • I am perfectly prepared.
  • My resume is impressive.
  • I am good at job interviews.

This technique gets rid of negative self-talk and trains you to be kind to yourself. It may be a challenge if you are not used to being nice to yourself. But keep at it and it will become habit.

Choose an Affirmation That Speaks to You

The point of affirmations is to give your mind a positive message. As you say the new message, negative emotions and doubts can bubble up. That’s because you are used to negative thoughts.

You must deal with these negative thoughts in order for your affirmations to work. Are the negative thoughts true? Where did they come from? You will find that the naysaying is not true and it came from something or someone that is not relevant.

If you just repeat affirmations with no feeling, or worse, feeling that it isn’t true, then you are actually affirming the opposite in your own mind. This is why some people find their situations actually getting worse when they work with affirmations. You must feel that the affirmation is true. 

How to use a Job Interview Affirmation Before the Interview

In the days or weeks before your job interview, choose 2-3 affirmations that align with weak areas.

For example, I tend to get so nervous my voice shakes and I can’t catch my breath. I am prepared, but impromptu public speaking scares me. I would choose I am relaxed and calm. I would also say I always smile and speak clearly.

After you choose your affirmations, use them. Here’s a simple routine to ingrain the interview affirmations into your subconscious.

  1. Say the affirmations when you wake up in the morning.
  2. Say them to yourself when you are in front of the bathroom mirror brushing your teeth, shaving, washing your hands or doing your makeup. Look yourself in the eye and believe the words as you say them.
  3. Say them again before you go to sleep.
  4. As you complete each item on my list of 15 things to do the night before your job interview, repeat the affirmations.

Tracey Lamphere

Tracey Lamphere, M.S. IMC is the editor of Job Affirmations, a publication that provides information and ideas to use mindfulness, positive affirmations, and visualizations to transform your career.

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