What can I do to avoid getting nervous in interviews?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Louise Kursmark shares few techniques that will calm your nerves during an interview.

    Host: What can I do to avoid getting nervous in interviews?

    Louise Kursmark: There are a couple of things that you can do. Number one is you can learn some techniques that will calm your nerves such as deep breathing and visualization and if you have a real problem with nerves in the interview, then I would suggest that you look up some resources on how to do that, so that you can learn to control that better. But one of the best things that you can do I think, if you have just the normal nerves and you want to just be a little bit on your game and not quite so anxious about it, is to think about instead of going in for an inquisition, which is a lot a way, a lot of people about interviews, instead you are going for a business discussion. You are trying to find out does the interviewer have something to offer to me? Do I have something to offer to the interviewer? Do I have skills and experience that can solve a problem for this company and do they have something that is going to make it interesting for me to come to work everyday?

    If you think about going into a business meeting, it is much less frightening than going into an interview, so that mindset will help you to be relaxed and that approach as a problem solver will come across as extremely professional, extremely caring of the company and a much more positive image to convey during the interview than a hat-in-hand begging job seeker, just saying give me a job. So, translate in your mind from inquisition to business discussion.