The Oral Board can be a stressful part of the selection process for any candidate, here are some tips to alleviate some of that stress.
First impressions go a long way.
-It is important to keep in mind this is a professional job interview, and a candidate should dress professionally with business attire.
Be confident and be yourself.
-Many people do not like speaking about themselves, however this is the time for the candidate to sell themselves. If a candidate does not speak about important details and accomplishments, the board will not know about them.
Prepare your thoughts prior to speaking with the board.
-Prior preparation and research allows the candidate to confidently answer questions and expand upon topics.
-Make eye contact while speaking to the entire board
-Get a solid nights sleep prior to your appointment
-The potential stress of being late to an appointment can be a detrimental hindrance to a candidate.