Even politicians, big-shot business professionals and other world leaders have experienced some form of anxiety and stress in their life time; so don’t beat yourself up too much if you feel extremely nervous before or during a job interview. It’s completely normal. But that doesn’t mean that you have to let your nerves be all-consuming—after all you could jeopardise your chances of employment if you’re “too” jittery.
We will share the top 5 ways to shake off those nerves
1) Plan ahead:
This cannot be stressed enough. All too often job applicants get knots in the pits of their stomachs because they don’t know what to expect.
But an easy way to walk into your scheduled interview with confidence is to plan ahead and think through all of the worst-case scenarios. This includes not only planning answers to common interview questions such as “why you want to work here?” but also jotting down answers to the questions you fear the most. For example, is there a particular question that you are just dreading that the interviewer will ask? If so, face your greatest fear and try coming up with an answer that is both honest and positive.
We are not saying that you should memorise all of your answers however; after all some of these questions may be asked a bit differently and you don’t want to appear robotic in your responses!
But having some idea of what you could say is a brilliant way to get rid of some nerves. You also want to make sure that you do some thorough research on the company—make sure to know a tad bit about the company’s history, some of its latest projects, and recognize the top honchos. Not only will it demonstrate that you’re serious about working there but it can also give your answers some substance.
Tip 2 coming soon…..