Job interview nervousness can exist even when you have everything about the job interview after thorough research about the company, rehearsing and practicing job interview questions and having all that it takes to face the interviews. Collecting yourself to beat nervousness requires few things to put in practice like;1. Prepare adequately
Preparedness means doing adequate research about the organisation and the panel on the people on the interview panel by mastering their roles in the company. This gives you more knowledge about the organisation and the people working there and by this, any question that comes your way during the interview might be relevant and will answer with confidence.
Avoid overworking your mind until late hours to the interview by gathering all the needed details on time. Write, revise and print your resume a few days before the interview and arrange them in your file ready for the interview. Make copies of other relevant testimonials and make them available. Select the appropriate dressing attire a day before, iron and lay them prepared for the day. Arrive early at the interview area and have time to relax and think about the interview.
Outline specific points that are essential for interview questions yourself or coach or friend and think about the answers you will give. Lack of enough practice and rehearsals will bring nervousness; however, more practice makes you more skilful.
Picture yourself answering the questions fluently with a lot of confidence; this is known as being positive. Visualize yourself making impressive performance; in case you feel yourself having a shaky voice, taking a deep breath with a smile will calm the situation. Being positive also means considering the interviewer as a friend and not a wild person. Positive attitude towards him/her makes you confident, and on the other hand, negativity will cause nervousness.
Sitting upright exhibits great confidence and helps in projecting your natural voice
Whenever you think of the best out you, anxiety is manageable. Anxiety always makes you feel that you can’t make it and as long as you keep focus on what will come out of you than what will come out of the interviewer, you will avoid panic. The idea is to play your part in the interview not minding about the rest.