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October 31, 2022

Ways to be less nervous during a job interview

We know that a job interview can be nerve-wracking at times. Therefore we would like to share a few simple tips and tricks to be less nervous. 

Be prepared 

Practice makes perfect we get it. But we don’t agree entirely with it. Before you stop reading, please let us explain. We don’t agree entirely with it because you don’t need to be perfect. Perfect answers are not what a hiring manager is looking for during a job interview. Therefore make sure that you are prepared to answer the questions that will be asked but don’t worry about giving the perfect answer. 

Just be yourself

We know you always get hit around the head with this phrase. And on the other hand, you need to fake it till you make it. Very confusing and also not the best advice. But it’s best to stay close to yourself. Pretending to be someone you’re not will only make you more nervous as now you also need to put on the facade of being the perfect employee. 

Do some research 

Ask them about their job interview if you know someone working at the company or who has worked there. They can give you an insight into how the job interview will go and give you some advice and tips. 

Focus on your goal

Your goal is to have a great job interview—nothing more and nothing less. So focus on that. Don’t worry about what happened before the job interview or what will happen after. Just be present at the moment, and you will feel less anxious. 

Take a few seconds before you answer

Don’t rush to answer. Take a deep breath and think about your answer. You can even tell the recruiter that you need a moment to think about your answer and ask if they can return to the question later. And you may be scared to ask for a moment to think or to come back later to a question, but it can help you as this allows you to answer what you really would want to say. If you immediately answer the question, you may say something that you’ll regret or get embarrassed by, and that will only make you more nervous.

Be honest

If you’re extremely nervous and think it may ruin your chances, then it’s best to inform the hiring manager upfront. This way, they’re aware of it and can take it into account.And if you notice that the recruiter is taking it into account automatically, you’ll be more at ease during the interview.

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