Do Hiring Managers Understand Anxiety?

Dear Experts, I had an interview this morning and was extremely nervous during the entire process. My anxiety was through the roof! My voice was cracking and I was sweating pretty bad. However, my responses to her questions were sensible so we were able to generate a very nice dialogue. But she had to of noticed how nervous I was! Will she hold this against me? My hope is she'll understand my anxiety was a reflection of how vital this job opportunity is to me. Should I follow up with her and acknowledge this is bothering me? Here is how our CAREEREALISM-Approved Experts answered this question on Twitter:Q#479 Don't worry. Employers shouldn't hold you accountable for being nervous. It probably wasn't as bad as you thought. (@gradversity) Q#479 Wouldn't bring it up after, but if you're *that* nervous for interview they will question your strength for job. (@EmilyBennington) Q#479 Wouldn't hurt to mention, but most won't hold it against you. Interviewing hardly ever=job performance. (@beneubanks) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

Get Some Leverage
Sign up for The Work It Daily Newsletter
Follow
Man thinks about becoming self-employed
Bigstock

Look, I'm just going to say it. Not everybody should work for themselves. Right now, there's this huge craze about working independently, being self-employed, being your own boss. So much of this came out of the pandemic because people realized they wanted to have control over their careers and not be at the mercy of their employers' needs. But if you're looking to take control of your career, becoming self-employed is not always the best solution.

Still, there are many benefits to being self-employed. Let's take a look at those benefits before I dive into how you can take control of your career without having to quit your job and take on self-employment.

Read moreShow less
Executive sits down with her employees during a team meeting
Image from Bigstock

Every hiring manager looks for different skills in the job candidates they're hoping to hire. Not only are job candidates being evaluated on the hard skills they possess; they're also being evaluated on their soft skills—the skills that don't belong on a resume but can be identified during a job interview. It's these soft skills that separate the good employees from the great ones. Executives, managers, and other leaders within an organization keep this in mind when interviewing job candidates and reviewing the performance of current employees.

Read moreShow less
Featured