How to Stay Calm During A Job Interview?
You’re in the hot seat. Your palms are sweaty; voice is shaky; face is flushed; and mouth is dry. Maybe you’re bouncing your knees and talking too fast. Perhaps your heart is racing or your stomach is turning
Perhaps you’re nervous!
Why does this happen to so many candidates?(Did you questioned yourself)
Is all about lack of preparation which is a common culprit.
The more time you spend preparing, the more confident you’ll be. Those who have done their research and can articulate how their skills and qualifications align with the position will be prepared, even when they’re asked the tough questions.
Also, feeling rushed when getting to the site by getting lost, not finding parking easily, or not allowing enough time to arrive, can all increase nervousness.
This kind of anxiety can make it difficult to think clearly, our focus is hiding our anxiety and so our attention is divided.
People can be on two spectrums when they’re nervous. For some people their thoughts will move faster and they feel as though they need to jump right into an answer without thinking it through. For others, their thoughts go completely blank and they can’t think of an answer at all. You could be a perfect fit for a position, but if your nerves are getting the best of you, then you’re not showcasing yourself to the best of your ability.
Another consequence of nervousness: You won’t come off as a confident contender. “Employers want to hire the best and the brightest, Know yourself, reflect on your experiences and be able to articulate how you’ve developed the skills and abilities they seek.
Worst of all, nervousness could prevent you from getting the job.