How to overcome your interview jitters
Excited and nervous
This is your dream job. Maybe you’re talking too fast to anxiety. Course you cannot let your nerves get over you, as that could jeopardize your chances of employment.
Most of us dread job interviews but it’s the key to a successful job. Hence it is important to approach interviews in the correct manner and with the right attitude, as that is the key to success.
Here are a few simple ways you could shake off your jittery, butterflies-in-the stomach feeling before an interview jitters.
. Go prepared:- generally, job applicants tend to get nervous because they don’t know what to expect. Plan ahead and think all through the worst case scenarios. By worst case scenarios I don’t mean thinking about questions like “why do you want to work with us” or what makes you different from the other candidates. Jotting down answers to the questions you fear the most is what I am implying to. Is you remaining cool, calm and collected during an interview, you will project an air of confidence that employers find attractive in a candidate. Rehearse a few questions, if possible.
. know about the organization:- Find out about the company’s vision, goal, products, the work culture and the management from the website. Then from the job description, analyses how suitable you are as a candidate. You can’t be prepared for all questions as there will be some goalies and bouncers hurled at you. But there are some common interview questions and if you’re prepared for them, half the battle is won. You’ll be less tongue-tied and appear more confident if you’re ready with the response. You can check out what the interviewer wants to know for the same.
Be thorough with your CV:- your CV has serves you well so far. your CV will also make your interviewers question you about your past experiences in other organizations. Do NOT add false information to your CV, as recruiters have their own way of cross checking things. Make sure your CV highlights your strengths, Focus in what you want to convey about yourself rather than guessing what the interviewer in thinking.
Act confident:- Even if you don’t feel confident, act as one emanating confidence. Your body language should be accurate and you should be making a positive impact during the interview. Always remind yourself of your skills and accomplishments and why you are the best person for the job. Visualize yourself doing a great job. If you experience shaky hands, then fold them and place them in your lap. If you have a trembling voice or butterflies in your stomach, take several deep, calming breaths. Also, your personality is highly affects by the confidence level within you. So, make sure you are confident, and not overconfident about getting the job.
. Getting nervous is natural:-
Felling nervous during the interview is natural and it’s ok to admit it. During the beginning of the interview or if you start to stumble like, “i apologize, I’m extremely nervous “or “it’s been quite some time that I’ve been in this position.” Know that mistakes will happen. But to rectify those in time is what your interviewer is looking for.
Lastly, it goes without saying, be relaxed and don’t worry too much. The job interview is for both parties, i.e. Both for you and the employer to decide on the respective suitability’s; so go with an open mind and try to be calm