A job interview is a scary prospect, especially if you really want to get the job! You want to come across as self-assured and confident, or the interviewer might think you can’t handle pressure. Here are some tips to help you in your next job interview:
- Don’t worry about it too much. If a few nerves do show through, don’t panic. This shows that you care and an interviewer will recognise this.
- Don’t freeze up. The biggest mistake we can make when nervous is to stop talking and lose our train of thought. Keep breathing, and keep focusing on saying what you want to say.
- Listen. If you are listening to the interviewer as intently as you should be, then you will hardly have time to worry! Make sure you listen, understand their meaning and reply in a collected way, so you tell them everything they need to know in your answer.