Monday, 27 June 2016

Lifestyle | Dealing with Interview Nerves

Hello Lovelies,
I recently done an interview for a new job (and got it Yayy!) so know first hand how nerve wracking it can be.
First thing I would say is, prepare prepare prepare! Make sure you have your scenarios ready and it's clear in your mind that you know what you are going to say to each one. I find the STAR (Situation Task Action Result) works the best as it gives you an order to your examples of experience.

I find it also best to type up notes rather than write and keep them short to bullet points to give you pointers rather than writing what you are going to say as you don't want to be reading from a sheet of paper - that is not a good impression to make.

Make sure you eat beforehand so there are no grumbling tummy! Also take in a bottle of water with you as we all get dry mouth when nervous which leads to more nerves when you so badly need a drink.
If you are extremely nervous and can't keep calm at all I suggest you try 'Kalms' or 'Rescue Remedy' which is a spray and keeps your nerves at bay (to a certain extent) I never had to use anything like this but I did in my driving test and it worked wonders.

Lastly, have confidence. You got chosen for interview stage for a reason, they obviously liked what they read on your CV and thought you could be a potential for the vacancy being advertised. Don't be overly confident though, a little nerves is a good thing as it shows you really want it and care.
Let me know in the comments below if you have any other tips for interview nerves.

Love Gill x

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the tips. I hate interviews but I think trying kalms or rescue remedy could help me x