Attending interviews sometimes can be very boring, tedious and full of concerns.
We always complain about the fear and anxiety related to interviews, but fortunately, we have found out some very effective ways to deal with this anxiety bubble.
- DRESS WELL
Take the interview day as the day to look your best. You can prepare in advance for this, and do a few thing like buying new clothes or some accessories. And of course, shopping is another therapy to cope with fear and anxiety. We all like shopping whether it extravagant or miser one. Shopping releases some feel-good hormones, they say. It sounds right to me.
So, what about buying a new pair of shoes for the next interview!
- PREPARE ANSWERS TO TYPICAL INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
There would always be a set of ten common and subject-related questions that are generally asked by the interviewers.
This also helps you in a great deal if you tend to become tongue-tied in interviews. Moreover, preparing the question & answer for interviews does help in our communication and interaction with interviewers.
- ACCEPT THAT YOU ARE NERVOUS
Most of us get nervous in interviews, and we begin worrying about our nervousness. Thinking and worrying about nervousness makes us more nervous and anxious.
So, to deal with this intriguing situation, we have to accept and acknowledge our nervousness.
Accept that you are nervous and smile at it. Accept that your nervousness is quite natural. Accept that everyone gets nervous, and it’s nothing new.
- DON’T MIND BEING NERVOUS
I was watching an interview with actress Kangana Ranaut where the host asked her: People say that your accent sounds. How do you react to this?
Kangana Ranaut said confidently: My accent sounds, so what!
The audiences there cheered and applauded for her for the confident answer.
Kangana Ranaut could say so because she “accepted” the fact that she is not good at her English accent.
So, the lesson is that even though you are nervous, don’t mind it. Say to yourself: I’m nervous, so what!
Happy Interviewing!! 🙂