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Job Interview Jitters

If you are very anxious about your job interview, read on..
Prerna Salla
Filled with negativism, you don't know how to calm your nerves. Well firstly, don't put too much pressure on yourself and simply relax. Even if you are not able to answer a few questions it's not the end of the world. If things don't go your way, there are many more interviews you can attend.
Although most people are nervous to some extent, appearing nervous in an interview may hurt your chances. Successful job seekers should appear confident and self-assured. Even though you may not feel that way inside, there are some things you can do to cope.
If you can identify the reasons why you might feel nervous, you may be able to keep yourself calm and composed. Some of the reasons that may be making you nervous are listed here with possible solutions:

Fear of the new job

You may be nervous because you maybe applying for a job for the first time or applying in a field which is totally new to you, or applying for one in an unfamiliar environment.
It is OK to be nervous but remember that everywhere you have ever worked was new at start and if this is your first job, then you have to begin someday and being nervous is not going to help. Focus on the positives, and look at this as a potential new adventure.

Social anxiety

If you are nervous about the people that you are going to work with then this experience is called social anxiety.
You need not be nervous about that because it will take you a few days to adjust to your new work environment and all you have to do is keep in mind that everyone working with you is human. You are worthy of attention from the interviewer, so convey all your skills and accomplishments.

Fear of competition

This is a deep-set fear in the minds of almost all job seekers. You may have thought that your qualification is not good enough for the job and maybe everyone else is. But you are wrong.
Never underestimate yourself and remember, everyone shares this fear, to some degree. Many of these applicants are probably as nervous as you are. Once you are there, remember that you have just as good a chance as anyone else applying for that job. Knowing this may help you to put things into perspective.

Lack of confidence

Many job seekers lack confidence and are not bold enough to face interviews openly and courageously. Well remember one thing, that confidence is the key to success and if you are not confident about your skills and capabilities then you will never succeed in life.

Performance anxiety

You probably will be asked some questions that may be challenging, and you may be afraid that you will freeze or give an incorrect answer. To overcome this anxiety all you have to do is prepare yourself thoroughly.
Think your answers thoroughly beforehand and if possible, research what type of questions this company asks during the interview. Preparation will help to dispel fear and will make you feel more confident and composed.