Employability Fitness Program: Overcoming Interview Phobia

Employability Fitness Program: Overcoming Interview Phobia

It happened in November 2015, after writing the assessment test and finished 15mins before time, she was sure she was going to pass. For someone that had finished through Gmat and GRE study pack during Nysc, she was more than ready for any assessment test so this one was a walk in the park.

It was now time for the assessment centre and that fear came out from nowhere. Could it have been the seriousness of the crowd or could it just have been that unnecessary phobia she always had? After 3 failed attempts to answer all the easy questions, a man wanted to break the ice and asked her ‘Whats your favorite movie’.

Her heart raced fast, she began to scratch her head. Yes! Her head was blank! She literally was even clueless about her name at that point. She couldn’t remember anything, she was disappointed in herself. At that point, she felt like a failure. The only thing that managed to creep into her brain was “Superman”. How can you think of that ?? -She said to herself.

For someone who was the hub of movies back in school, this really pained her. She muttered Superman and they all laughed and said “No more questions”. She began to leave and said to herself “I’m sure these people must believe I have a fish brain”. She wanted to cry at the door but she got herself back together.

This was the story of Yewande Jinadu (Yes! I also had my battle of failed interviews). That’s why I’m passionate about helping people succeed in their Career because a lot of people out there really need help in this area but no one to tell.

The Employability Fitness Program aimed at helping young graduates overcome interview phobia session would help address your personal interview issues. If you have faced that issue or know someone who has, please join us live on Instagram by following @careerlifeng and turn on post notification.

The speakers would be talking about “How to project confidence in an interview and overcome interview phobia”


“Expectation of the Hiring Team in a recruitment process”

Although registration has closed, this would be done in bi-annually(January and July). So subscribe to our newsletter below to stay updated with recent events and career articles.

Yewande Jinadu

Yewande Jinadu is the Founder of CareerLife Nigeria(careerlife.com.ng) and also a Strategic HR Business Partner of a leading tech firm. She's a certified HR Professional with a mix of Generalist and Specialist Experience who supports the business to achieve it's goals through the people. Her strengths are in Talent Acquisition, Performance Management, Employee Engagement, Organization Development and Employer Branding. Her social initiative, CareerLife Foundation solving UN SDG Goal 8 is aimed at reducing unemployment by helping graduates and professionals become Employable and accelerate their career growth. With various awards won both locally and globally, her vision is to help millions of youths achieve measurable success in their career. Yewande holds the Senior Professional of Human Resources International (SPHRi) Certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI), USA. She is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (ACIPM) and has a Practitioners License to practice HR in Nigeria. She's the Convener of the Employability Fitness Program, an initiative aimed at helping young graduates overcome interview Phobia and the barriers in Recruitment process through mentoring. She is a public speaker and has been featured on various media platforms including: BellaNaija, SheLeadsAfrica, GuardianWoman, Women of Rubies etc Some of her recognitions include: Top 50 Career Influencers in Africa by The Workbooth Magazine and also a the top 10 Platinum members of Career Influencers. Top 150 Global HR Influencer by Social Micole. Top 100 Career Women in Nigeria by 9to5Chick Top 30 Leading Women in HR by Worden HCD You can reach out to her by sending a mail to: info@careerlife.com.ng and follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @careerlifeng

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