How to handle intimidating

Be Ready for the Interview Often you'll be nervous BEFORE the interview, and meeting the intimidating interviewer just makes things worse.

The best way to avoid those pre-interview nerves is to be prepared, with your resume memorized, your answers handy, and your mind at ease.

We've all had those interviewers that intimidate us--often on purpose.

They loom very, very large, and they tend to be almost aggressive with their questions.

Have you ever had a student in your ministry who is just flat out intimidating?

You might want to just hand over the ministry to this student, because you honestly feel in your heart that they could handle the role as good as you?

Take a deep breath when the questions sound like a personal attack, and try to avoid becoming defensive. Go Slow, Be Clear When you are getting those rapid-fire questions, the last thing you want to do is respond quickly.

You lose clarity of thought when you go fast, so make sure to take your time answering the questions.

Often the interviewer is just trying to see how you'll handle yourself under pressure.

This person could be your boss – someone with genuine positional power over you.

Anything you do is scrutinized, challenged or faces disagreement.

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