Getting called for a job interview is great news! You made the short list, and the company would now like to meet you. It’s what you work hard to secure during a job search, but it’s still natural to be nervous. Interviewing is not something that most of us do frequently, so just the thought can leave us feeling anxious and worried. Related: 5 Unorthodox Pre-Interview Routines That Actually Work If you can relate, here are five tried-and-true things you can do to help lessen the pressure you might be feeling:
Your stomach begins to churn, your palms sweat profusely, your mouth goes dry, and your voice begin to shake... and that’s when you’re just thinking about your forthcoming job interview. We all get nervous for job interviews, as nobody likes being in the hot seat, being assessed on what they say, and how they react to different questions. Related: How To Beat The Interview Jitters The irony is that when we are in a high stakes situation, the brain, as Dr. Tamar Chansky, author of Freeing Yourself from Anxiety, writes: “Doesn’t distinguish the high stakes of a job interview – where it would help to be calm, cool, and collected.” Knowing that everyone has to go through dreaded job interviews at various points in their life helps, but when we’re in the hot seat, feelings of sense, calm, and rationality can easily go out the window.