Overcome Fear of “Inter-view”
To get anxious for an upcoming interview is a natural feeling even if it is not your first exam or interview. Confronting a person who is going to test your knowledge can paralyze you with fear and nervousness. A lot of people are comfortable in giving written exam rather than appearing for interview. But fact of the matter is even if you clear your written exam, you need to appear for interview and if there is no interview for the post, at some point of time you will have to confront / mingle with people around you.
Let’s address the problem that makes a candidate nervous and make strategies to defeat them.
Your Unreal World
Some people have concocted perception for an interview. They think that the interviewer is going to grill them and ask questions which will be all Greek to them. But the real story is altogether different. The person interviewing is no alien, he has been through the same phenomena. He knows the grass is bushy, greener, lush and what not on his side. The perception that the interviewer knows everything is wrong. It is true that experience to tackle such situations and knowledge about the subject has made him sit on the other side of the table, but you are no less. You need to have confidence in what you have read and what you know.
Your self-image issues
How you feel about yourself makes an impact in your brain knowingly or subconsciously. So, strive and have complete control over all of the thoughts which you hold about yourself. Shove aside any negative notions about yourself. Replace them with positive and optimistic things. Nobody is going to judge you for the way you are. Be yourself. Accept if you don’t know the answer instead of beating about the bush.
It is important to keep your adrenaline rush in control. If you are nervous, excited or in stress, your blood would flow to your heart and there would be scarcity of blood in your brain and I am sure you would not want that. You need to remain active during your interview session.
Study the subject thoroughly
It is important to have in-depth knowledge of the subject. You will be gauged on the basis of your knowledge in the subject. It is also important to read about the current affairs, hot topics and general topics which an interviewer expects you to know.
It is always good to have information about the organization you are applying for. Ask your friends, seniors, teachers and the best thing you can do is to “Google” it. Visit the company website to know their profile. Try getting in touch with the company employ on LinkedIn. Sending Facebook request to them can prove to be catastrophic. Try to maintain professional relationship with them. Ask about the nature of work they do. You can share your field of interest and how can grow along with the company growth. Talking to the company employees will give you confidence as well as will keep you versed with company’s mission and work.
Welcome those tough Questions
Be prepared for direct questions like “Why do you think that will be ideal for this job?” You can prepare for such fundamental questions. Take mock classes or practice with your friends. Be ready for such questions, they are HRs favorite lot.
Let’s discuss now the strategies to paralyze panic attacks during interview:
- Train your Dragon: Train your mind according to the situation.
- Smile: It is really difficult to smile when you are nervous. Be cordial with the interviewer.
- Go through your Resume a 100 times: Be sure of what you have written in your CV as most of the questions would be asked from it.
- Try not lying and maintain eye contact: Avoid lying as it would influence your rate of answering and it is best to give correct information both for the company and importantly for you.
- Be Reasonable: Do not over expect from yourself. Go with a clear mind, have faith in your abilities. But if you fail to clear your interview think that there is something better stored for you.
I wish you all the Luck, stay calm and mindful and remember Fortune favors the brave.