“There are endless telltale signs of nervousness at work or in a job interview. . . “
This Business Insider article describes typical signs of nervousness that applicants experience during a job interview which include sweating, rapid blinking of the eyes, stammering, and many other symptoms. Hope Restle, the author of this article, provides 4 recommendations to help you remain calm during the job interview. Each recommendation is accompanied by more information about how the recommendation can help and real-world examples of how it can reduce stress and nervousness. Specifically,
- Recall a memory that inspires positive emotions.
- Create a secret gesture that corresponds with a positive experience you’ve had in your life.
- Silently repeat a mantra or saying to help you relax.
- Be interested in what the other person says.
At the end of this article, there is also a link to a video that describes questions that you should never ask during a job interview.
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You may want to use the information in this blog post and the original article to
- Help students prepare for a job interview.
- Point out that the 4 recommendations can also be used to reduce stress in other situations where someone gets nervous.
- Assume that you are applying for a new job that you really want. What can you do to remain calm and reduce that “nervous feeling” during a job interview?
- In today’s complex world, it is not uncommon for people to become nervous during a typical day. What can you do to reduce stress in your daily activities?