5 of the Best YouTube Videos to Watch for Job Interview Tips

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By Lisa Hutchinson

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5 of the Best YouTube Videos to Watch for Job Interview Tips.jpgSometimes it’s not enough to follow the basic tips for how to ace a job interview such as: dress professionally/business-casual, have extra copies of your resume and reference sheet, have a strong handshake, etc. Job interview tips like these are great guidelines for how to prepare beforehand for an interview, but they won’t necessarily help you deal with your nerves.


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Want to know where you can find some of the best tips for giving confident job interviews? YouTube. Although this popular social media platform is universal in our everyday lives, we often forget that more than 90% of YouTube is comprised of successful entrepreneurs and career experts.

Take a gander at these five YouTube videos related to maintaining a high level of confidence and authenticity. When you’re through with this playlist, you’ll have job interview tips that will serve you for a lifetime.

1. Amy Cuddy – “Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are”

There’s a wealth of information related to job interviews and presenting yourself with confidence on the TED talks YouTube channel. But few stand out in such a memorable fashion regarding self-confidence as Amy Cuddy’s.

Her life hack for “faking it until you become it” in stressful evaluative situations is to learn how to adjust your body language. Working on your posture by practicing affirmative posing for just two minutes at a time improves your nonverbal impressions during interviews.

2. Kelly McGonigal – “How to Make Stress Your Friend”

What if your anxiety and stress distract you too much from any confidence building practices before your interview? Here’s where health psychologist Kelly McGonigal’s talk comes in. Her talk on stress raises vital discoveries on how we perceive stress—and how stress could be beneficial for you and your personal growth.

The core takeaway of her talk is this: if you believe that stress is your body preparing you for action instead of hampering your ability to cope, your potential to succeed is boundless.

3. Practical Psychology – Emotional Intelligence

Daniel Goleman’s book on the increasingly important quality of “emotional intelligence” (EQ) is explained concisely in Practical Psychology’s illustrated book summary. Being emotionally intelligent means cultivating your ability to be self-aware, manage your emotions, self-motivate, and to better all your relationships via empathy.

While there are various videos by the author on the subject, most aren’t as succinct or in-depth as Practical Psychology’s. Watch this video to improve your charisma and your ability to create a genuine connection with your interviewer.

4. Julian Treasure – “How to Speak so That People Want to Listen”

Now that you have tools for how to “walk the walk,” as they say, check out Treasure’s talk on how to “talk the talk” during your interview. How you voice the answers to your interviewer’s questions matters as much as avoiding one-word answers (a key tip for scoring well in office job interviews).

Treasure’s acronym H.A.I.L. standing for honesty, authenticity, integrity, and love (wishing others well) should be written down and kept close at hand. This talk also offers helpful warm up exercises for your voice.

5. Forbes – “10 Tips on Dressing for Your Job Interview”

Yes, we know we said at the start that dressing right is one of the most basic job interview tips, but Forbes’ video on interview outfits covers not just what to wear but how to wear it. A particularly great tip mentioned is practicing your interview answers while wearing your chosen outfit.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab a notebook and get watching, these videos are sure to improve your interview skills.


Lisa Hutchinson

I started with Liberty Staffing in 2004 as the Regional Business Manager of the London office. I have over 20 years of experience in the customer service and retail sectors, as well as leadership experience including Store Management, People Development and Recruiting. In 2016, our London location moved to a larger office in order to accommodate growth of our business, which included adding a Clerical Division.

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