Handling interview nerves
THIS CHAPTER LOOKS AT:
- Ways that nervousness can hide your potential
- Reasons why being nervous can be helpful
- How routine advice probably won’t help
- Tips to overcome the worst of interview nerves
WHAT IF I AM (VERY) NERVOUS?
Most interview books tell you that being nervous is a good thing because it raises your attentiveness and shows that you care about the process. True enough, but no one should underestimate how nerves can block what you want to achieve at interview. Interestingly, interviewers are often nervous, too, particularly if they are working alongside someone senior or more experienced. Young people who have little experience of being interviewed are often anxious about the process (and ...