Confidence vs. Arrogance in the Job Interview

Sign saying "I am Great"Congratulations! You’ve been invited to interview with one of the companies you’ve been targeting in your job search.

Now you need to start preparing for this specific opportunity. But how should you tailor your answers? You want to show that you are a good fit for the position, but at the same time you don’t want to come across as being cocky.

Unfortunately, some job seekers go too far and make the mistake of downplaying their achievements when not wanting to be seen as arrogant. This ends up working against them because the interviewers can’t get an accurate picture of what these candidates will bring to the company and what they will be like day-to-day.

“But,” you may protest, “HR has seen my CV. They already know what I’ve done and what I can do. Isn’t talking about it too much in the interview like bragging?”

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