How do you remain calm at interviews? Please help.?
I graduated 1.5 months ago with a BS in Materials Engineering. I have 2 job interviews next week. About 3-4 people will be in the room interviewing me (at each interview). My problem is I get nervous at interviews and begin to stutter. I can't annunciate, I can't think of words to say, I begin repeating things over and over. Needless to say, I get really embarassed and upset. These interviews are a chance to get a really great job. I really need your advice and help on how to handle an interview. Thanks so much in advance. I really appreciate.
Asked By: pizzapie - 7/6/2006
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First of all, stop freaking out - it only leads to more freaking out! Think positive, you have a lot to say and you just need to manage more closely HOW you say it. Basic tips... More
Answered By: amulkerin2002 - 7/6/2006
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Always remember that when you go to an interview, you're not the only one in the room. The company has to do their part to impress you and try to sell their company to you asl well. So don't be nervous, just be yourself cuz you're not just the interviewee, you're the interviewer as well.
Answered By: bcbebe - 7/6/2006
I am a stuttereer as well, I found the more I knew about the company and the more I practiced what I was going to say the better I did. KNOW YOUR STUFF ! that brings peace
Answered By: AlabamaGirl - 7/6/2006
I'm interviewing right now, too. I tend to babble when I'm nervous (not good... More
Answered By: Wondering - 7/6/2006
The problem is, your mindset is not right. You're walking into the room thinking that they'll not like you for you, and it's the opposite. You're certainly qualified with that degree, so sit down and tell them the facts. You're qualified. You're a good worker. You know your stuff. When they ask you questions, don... More
Answered By: Raindrops On Roses 8806 - 7/6/2006
Yes, you need the job but by getting so over-amped you are self defeating. Just think that the interviewer is a person just as you are, so for what reason self-sabotage???? Relax and try to be yourself and let the true you flow out!
Answered By: van kedileri - 7/6/2006
Many of these answers are good tips, but what will ultimately help you in the end is experience. You may not get that first job you interview for, or the fifth, but you will become more confident after you have been through the process a few times. Once you know what to expect and realize that everything in your life... More
Answered By: Planner - 7/6/2006
Tell yourself that it doesn't matter if you get the job or not. You have to believe this and then your feeling will change.
Answered By: sweeiepie - 7/6/2006
Why not try some practice interviews so you can get ready for the questions you may be asked? If you have gone over some basic questions before hand "what are your strengths and weaknesses? Why did you choose your major? What kinds of projects have you handled at previous employers?" then you may not be as nervous... More
Answered By: hr4me - 7/6/2006
I was like that too. I think the best way is to practice. The best practice would be from actually interviews but since you have not had any yet get a friend or family member to pretend that they are interviewing you and you pretend that you are at an actual interview. The more you practice the less nervous you will... More
Answered By: fasb123r - 7/6/2006
Go to this page http://www.stutteringhelp.org/Default.aspx?tabid=13 on the Stuttering Foundation of America's website and print the brochure. Take it with you when you go for an interview.
Answered By: Bud B - 7/6/2006
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