This Month’s Interview Preparation Tip Is: Positive Mental Attitude!

Please go to and click on 8th (below the screen) to view this month’s interviewing tip, which is positive mental attitude.

Positive mental attitude (PMA) is particularly important if you have been fired or laid off. This is because a negative attitude, which many suffer after such a depressing employment setback, can poison your future interviews and decrease your chances of landing your next job.

Did you know that there are a lot of inexpensive ways to improve your attitude? For example, you can:

1. Take a mini vacation to rejuvenate yourself.

2. Get a massage to help you relax

3. Repeatedly chant a positive mantra such as, “

Every day and in every way I am getting better, better and better!”

Whatever method you choose, it is important to bring a positive mental attitude to your interviews. This will set the best tone for your interviews and increase your chances of landing your next job.

3 Responses

  1. Scott, you are so right about PMA being a critical component for success in an interview…another technique is to make sure you’ve had a chance to vent about your past employer/boss BEFORE the interview to shake out any negative feelings…Confidence is also based on knowledge — the internet makes it relatively easy to research the company and people you will be interviewing with…

    Christine Dennison
    “The Job Search Coach”

  2. Hi Scott,
    Well what worked sucessfully for me was , to sit down the previous night of the interview , and with a calm mind, and do a SWOT analysis. Also to read the job description couple of times and say out aloud , why I think I would be good for this job.
    A job interview should be attended with rightful confidence , which comes from honestly evaluating your abilities.

  3. Yes! I always think about the very poor people and basic things they do not have like food, water, clothing and shoes in countries like my (Brazil in the slams), India, Africa,etc
    That makes me to keep focused in having a positive mental attitude and be great full for what I have:)

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