Actors, politicians and public speakers all warm up their voices before they perform or give a speech. Have you ever considered doing it before a job interview? Probably not. But it could just give you the competitive edge that you need to close the deal.
Why should I warm up my voice before a job interview?
When we go into job interviews -- no matter how well prepared we are -- most candidates are going to be nervous. It's only human nature. When a person gets nervous, the muscles in our face and voice tighten up, and it becomes harder to speak. That's what causes our voice to "crack" or squeak when we get scared. But there is something that you can do about it: warm up your voice -- just like an actor or public speaker would do.
How do I warm up my voice before a job interview?
Take a look at this video featuring Lisa Witt. She will walk you through warming up your voice. The most important thing is that you just "go for it." Don't feel self-conscious.
Final thoughts on interview preparation
In this ultra-competitive job market, there will never be a "slam dunk" candidate for any position. Because of the hyper-competitive nature of the application process with hundreds of qualified candidates vying for positions, it will always come down to "splitting hairs" when trying to select the perfect person for the role. The candidates that go the extra mile with techniques like warming up your voice could gain the competitive edge that they need to score the job.
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