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Offline rachel1973

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How to Stay Calm in a Job Interview?
« on: May 23, 2013, 09:44:54 AM »

I always get flustered in job interviews. I think that I am ready and then when I get asked questions my mind goes blank and I do not have the right answers. Does anyone have any advice on what to do to help?

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Offline Learnistorg

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Re: How to Stay Calm in a Job Interview?
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2013, 02:57:49 PM »
It is always a good idea to make sure that you are well prepared. Do a lot of research about the company and think about what questions you are likely to be asked. Make sure you know what the job description is and how you will fit in to the role.


It can be a good idea to practice some relaxation techniques beforehand as well. Take some deep breaths before the interview and during it, if you find that you are getting flustered. Try to smile as that can help you to feel better as well.


The more interviews you have, the easier they will become so hopefully lots of practice will help. Get friends and family to ask you questions so that you can practice answers as well. It will not feel like a proper interview but it will help you to get used to answering the questions.

Offline Glenys

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Re: How to Stay Calm in a Job Interview?
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2013, 12:34:26 PM »
I wouldn't worry too much, they will expect people to be a bit nervous.  After all it's a very nervy time looking for a new job.  Just take a couple of deep breaths and try not to leave too long a pause before you give an answer - even if you say something like "I'm sorry, I'm a bit nervous and I will need to think on that answer for a moment if that is ok"

 

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