5 ways to overcome interview nerves

Want to discover how to overcome interview nerves?

For many people the prospect of attending an interview fills us with fear, anxiety and dread – but this doesn’t have to be the case.

In this article we explore 5 ways that you can overcome interview nerves and give yourself the best chance of getting a job in the Philippines.

1. Be there to help

Remember that you are at the interview to assist the interviewer and their organisation. The interviewer is looking to employ someone as they require help in a particular area.  Try to change the way you think about interviews so that you think of the interview as an opportunity for you to help the employer by showing them what skills and experience that you can offer.

2. Conquer the fear of the unknown

For many people the biggest cause of interview nerves and anxiety is the fear of the unknown. For example:-

  • What questions will the interviewer ask?
  • Do I have the skills and experience required?

You can conquer these fears by preparing for interviews advance. Remember that you can find lots of information and articles on www.philcareers.com, including:

You can also try to obtain assistance from friends or family members who may be able to help you.

3.  Nothing to lose

Try to remember that whatever happens during the interview you will come out OK.  You may not be offered this job BUT you will have learned lots of useful information that will help you get a job in the future. If you don’t attend the interview you will have missed a great learning opportunity. You have nothing to lose and LOTS to gain. The worst case scenario is that you don’t get the job, however you’ll have gained vital interview practice and will perform better next time.

4. Be an interview athlete

Most athletes ensure that they get enough rest and eat the right things to give them enough energy to perform.  The evening before your interview try to get a good night’s sleep. On the day of the interview remember to eat properly and consider doing some simple physical exercise such as stretching or walking. Most people don’t realize that physical tension can impair the ability to communicate and that a little exercise can alleviate these problems as well as helping to alleviate stress. Also, try to ensure that you don’t put yourself under any unnecessary pressure such as rushing to arrive on time or arriving late!

5. Fly a kite

After the interview reward yourself by doing something that you love. Meet with a friend for a chat, watch the football, fly a kite. The important thing is to do something that you like in order to help you relax and to recharge mentally after the interview. This will also help you to associate the interview process with positive feelings.

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