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How can I cure my nervousness and stay confident for job interview???

I attended an interview a few days ago and it was my first interview, I had done my homework like knowing the company information and their management and so on. During the interview I was so nervous that I can't even speak properly, moreover I can't even related properly from what I had know about the company. Needless to say, I was not selected. I would like to hear from people who experienced this and how they overcome it?? I'm planning to attend a walk in interview that is going to be a few weeks later. I don't put high hopes on my next interview because it is going to be very competitive and also, it's an airline company but I want to give my best shot for it.

Asked By: Thomas Pang - 4/1/2007
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This has happened to me SO MANY times. I was able to get through it by practicing my answers to the generic questions that you will probably be asked. Also, remember that you don't need to talk to fill up the silence. Some interviewers will pause after you have answered a question like they want you to go on, and so... More
Answered By: goodenoughforwhoitsfor - 4/1/2007
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You did your home work, next is to practice before the real thing. And make sure you arrive at the interview site 15 minutes early so that you don't feel rush from being late.
Answered By: Nea'A - 4/1/2007
 
Get there early so that you can become comfortable with the environment. On the way there practice speaking so that your voice will be ready. Keep your arms lose and not folded up. Cross your legs and sit up straight...you will feel more confident by doing this. While waiting for your interview tell yourself that... More
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Answered By: heyhellokendra - 4/1/2007
 
Take a few very deep breaths and clear your mind before you go in and shake their hand with confidence as you look into their eyes and sit down with your back straight and know that you are confident. Jennifer
Answered By: theosharatos - 4/1/2007
 
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