Everyone gets nervous in interview. Having some confidence is a solid first step to overcoming nerves.
Dig deeper than the advertisement. Find out which of the skills that the employer requires are actually the priority.
Employers want you to be self aware. This type of reflection helps you understand your strengths. It gives you confidence and helps you overcome nerves.
No two interview processes are the same. Each will have a different agenda for the interview. This is important to remember as your approach with each should be slightly different.
Most organizations now use behavioral questions – which means they will be expecting you to provide specific examples of where you have demonstrated the skill they are seeking.
Be friendly. People like that! One of the best ways to relax is to assume the interviewer is on your side. Good interviewers are not interested in tripping you up.
Leave plenty of time to get to the interview. No matter what excuse you have, lateness is noted. It creates a negative impression and it puts you behind immediately.
You will be doing yourself no favors if you try and suppress your personality, or pretend to be something that you aren’t.
If you think the interview is going badly, relax and use it as practice for the next one. You never know, you could even recover if you take this approach.
The interview is just the formal means of assessing your suitability as a candidate. Be polite and friendly with whomever you meet in the process from the very first phone call to the last goodbye to the receptionist on your way out.