I’ve had some absolute shockers. But perhaps that’s actually what equips me to give advice… More of a do what I say, not what I do approach. Remember that it’s perfectly natural to feel anxious about job interviews, but it’s important that this fear doesn’t stand in your way when it comes to getting the job you really want.
The key to overcoming interview nerves is preparation. You may have heard that before, but let’s break that down a bit. Can you really prepare? Isn’t there always going to be an element of the unexpected? Can that actually help you feel more at ease when you’re in front of that panel? The simple answer is yes. The more prepared you are, the less rabbit-in-the-headlights you’re likely to be.
The chances are, your interviewers are nervous about interviewing you! And they will almost certainly identify with your nerves having got to where they are in their careers. Prepare well, do your best and remember to follow up after your interview.
We wish you all the best!