Interview nerves are a natural yet tricky emotion to navigate.
As a potential employee, you are in the spotlight, presenting your best self which can be intimidating.
Sometimes it feels like nerves can get the better of you, so we have curated the below insights to help you navigate the nerves and deal with your stress in positive ways.
1: Practice makes perfect
If you find yourself getting nervous in interviews, it is best to sit down with a trusted friend or family member who can ask you some of the likely questions you will be faced with on the day of your interview. The best thing you can do is prepare. Prep yourself for all outcomes and situations. Equipping yourself with the best preparations will set you up for success.
2: Your resume is your cheat sheet
Your resume is what the interviewer will be looking at for talking points. Make sure you know exactly what is on your resume and the skills you have listed! If you know your resume back to front, you can rest assured that you will know what your interviewer will ask.
3: Eat a healthy meal beforehand and drink lots of water
The best version of yourself is the healthiest version of yourself. Eating healthy snacks before your interview gives you the best chance to feel energised, focused, and ready to present your best self.
4: Give yourself a pep talk
Positive self-talk is the key to navigating your nerves. Nerves always emphasise the worst outcome of a situation, so it is essential to debate those thoughts with a positive mantra whenever you feel yourself doubting your abilities.
5: Remember that nerves are the sign that you care about the job!
Nerves are a signal that you care about performing well, showing the best version of your skills and potential. Reframing your nerves and using them in a positive light can help you to overcome your stress.