Understanding The Reasons Why You Get Nervous
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5) Insufficient skills required for the job you areinterviewing for.
Maybe you really don't have the level of skills required for the job. If this is the case, think positively. Do you think everyone starts theirfirst day on the job as a total expert? No. Most people improve theirskills after they get hired. Perhaps the company expects you to “learnon the job” to some degree. Remember, your whole goal for theInterview is to get the offer. You can improve your skills AFTER youget the job. Don't worry about it beforehand. Just go for it.
6) Lack of knowledge about the company, industry or jobresponsibilities.
Of course this would make you nervous. This is a simple one to solve.Do your homework! Spend the time to research the company,products, competitors, etc. Make sure you completely understand the job description and responsibilities before you go in for your Interview-- AND come prepared with thoughtful questions.
7) Not enough practice at interviewing.
Practice makes perfect. As is suggested in “The Ultimate Guide to JobInterview Answers,” you should stage multiple practice interviewswhere you have a friend ask you the toughest questions so that youcan practice your winning answers. You might also considerinterviewing for a couple jobs that you really don't care about, andwould turn down if you got the offer -- just to practice and get yourgame sharp.
8) Mental hang-ups.
Maybe your parents always told you that you were not good enough,or maybe you have an idea about other people and their intentionsthat is just plain wrong. As hard as it may be, try to keep an openmind and see the future as bright and wide open. This will go a longway in helping you control your nerves.
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