DEALING WITH INTERVIEW JITTERS
have got an interview tomorrow and you are nervous.
You have lots of pressure on you as to what if you don't
qualify, what if you are unable to answer the questions,
what if you are laughed at. You are having lots of negative
thoughts and you don't know how to calm your nerves.
Well first of all, don't put too much pressure on yourself
and relax. Even if you are not able to answer a few
questions it won't be the end of the world. If things
don t go your way, there are many more interviews you
can attend. Although most people are nervous to some
extent, appearing nervous in an interview may hurt your
chances. Successful job seekers appear confident and
self-assured. Even though you may not feel that way
inside, there are some things you can do to cope.
If you can identify the reasons why you might feel nervous,
you may be able to keep yourself calm and composed.
Some of the reasons that may be making your nervous
are listed below with possible solutions to calm yourself:
Fear of the new job
You may be nervous because you maybe applying for a
job for the first time or applying in a field which
is totally new to you, or applying for one in an unfamiliar
environment or company. It is ok to be nervous but remember
that everywhere you have ever worked was new at one
time and if this is your first job then you have to
begin someday and being nervous is not going to help.
Focus on the positives and look at this as a potential
If you are nervous about the people that you are going
to work with and the work environment then this experience
is called as social anxiety. Well you need not be nervous
about that coz it will take you a few days to adjust
to your new work environment and all you have to keep
in mind that everyone there working with you is human.
You are worthy of attention from the interviewer, so
convey all your skills and accomplishments.
Fear of the competition
This is a deep-set fear in the minds of almost all job
seekers. You may have think that your qualification
is not worth enough for the job expectations and maybe
everyone applying for the job deserve the post. But
you are wrong. Never underestimate yourself and remember
everyone probably shares that fear, to some degree.
Many of these applicants are probably as nervous or
more nervous than you are. Once you are there, remember
that you have just as good a chance as anyone else applying
for that job. Knowing that may help you to put things
Lack of confidence
Many job seekers lack confidence and are not bold enough
to face interviews openly and courageously. Well remember
one thing that confidence is the key to success and
if you are not confident about your skills and capabilities
then you will never succeed in life.
You probably will be asked some questions that may be
challenging, and you may be afraid that you will freeze
or give an incorrect answer. Well to overcome this anxiety
all you have to do is prepare yourself thoroughly. Think
your answers through beforehand and if possible, research
what type of questions this company asks during the
interview. Preparation will help to dispel fear and
will make you feel more confident and composed.