Informational interviews are an essential part of a successful job search. Not sure what you need to do? Marcy Twete, author of You Know Everybody! A Career Girl's Guide to Building a Network That Works, offers some great tips for nailing your next informational interview.
Interviewing is nerve-wracking even in the best of circumstances. If you feel like you're under a microscope, it's because you are! Employers want to make sure that you can do the job. But, just as importantly, they want to determine if you can fit in with their team.
Likeability is an intangible component of your interview, so how do you ensure that you come across as likeable as well as competent? What do you do when your interview isn't going in the right direction?
It's completely normal to feel nervous before a job interview. But once you're face-to-face with the interviewer, you know you'll succeed. You're qualified. You meet all the requirements for the position. And...you really want the job. Your nerves will go away because you have confidence in yourself.
But, what if those nerves worsen once your interview begins? What if you struggle to stay confident during job interviews?
You're familiar with the feeling: your palms start sweating, you start to shake and for some reason, your mind goes completely blank. Sounds like a dreaded case of interview jitters!
Nerves can bring even the most professional candidate to their knees, impeding their chances of securing the job, even if they're the most qualified.