How to Calm Your Nerves in Job Interview

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hey everybody Don Georgevich here I

hope you're doing well today in this

video I'm going to teach you how to

become less nervous in the interviews

now before we can do this we need to

find out why you're nervous what is it

about the interview that's making you

nervous if you just say interviews make

me nervous then you need to start asking

yourself some questions and this is what

I do with people want to work with them

on the phone I try to dig deep into this

and find out the root of their

nervousness now for some people they're

just afraid that the interviewer is

going to ask them a question that they

don't know how to answer and I suppose

that might make you nervous because if

they ask you a lot of questions and you

don't know how to answer any of them

you're probably not going to get the job

so what you want to do is find out what

it is about you that makes you nervous

is it a lack of experience I mean let's

say you're interviewing for a job and

you don't really have the experience for

it and you're afraid they're gonna ask

you questions that reveal that you don't

have the experience if that's the case

then you need to educate yourself in

that area that you're interviewing for

so that you're more familiar with some

of the terminology that they might be

using in this interview and that you

would be using on this job if they hired

you so some people are just nervous

because they might not get the job and

they need it they need the money they

need it to make a house payment a car

payment or or just to live whatever it

is so just the very essence of their own

insecurities about interviewing has them

just scared to death and they're really

nervous so you need to find out what it

is about you is it just the questions

that they're gonna ask and that you're

not going to be able to answer them

correctly or is it just plain old fear

that they're not going to be that

they're not going to be impressed with

you most people are afraid of questions

most people are just terrified of

answering the questions the wrong way

that they're gonna get asked a question

that that they don't know how to answer

or they're going to get asked a question

and they're nervous

that they won't be able to stop talking

some people just love the talk and talk

and they talk themselves into circles

when they're answering questions and

they end up giving the interviewer just

way more information than they need one

of the best ways to reduce your nerves

before the interview is get yourself a

video camera and if you don't have a

video camera use your phone but whatever

you do get it out there get it in front

of you and look at it and pretend you're

in the interview it tell you what better

yet do this do this go out on go get

yourself a picture of some people

business people in suits I'm sure you

can find an image go to Google Images

find yourself a picture of people in

business suits and print it out and put

it in front or and back of your video

camera and pretend that that is a panel

of interviewers that you are talking to

and then pretend that they're asking you

questions and then you answer them

answer them the way that that you want

to answer them and then what you do is

you go back and you watch that video and

you see how long it takes now if it's

taking you three or five or ten minutes

to answer the questions that's far too

long so get yourself a list of some

common interview questions I actually

have a whole list you can go to Java

devtools comm slash top ten and you can

download my top ten list of questions

and use the and understand how to answer

these questions so now you've got the

questions you've got the video camera

now get in front of the camera and start

answering those questions and then watch

that video and see how you did see how

long it took you it should take you

maybe 30 to 60 seconds to answer those

questions get comfortable doing this do

this over and over and over again until

you can just sit back and comfortably

answer any of those questions while

you're looking at your camera and while

you're looking at a picture of some

business people in suits this is going

to help calm your nerves it's going to

increase your confidence because you're

going to teach yourself that you are

comfortable answering these questions

and that you're answering them the right

way so make sure when you answer them

but they're about 30 to 60 seconds long

when you listen when you listen back to

what you said try to take note of all

the um zand the AWS and the pauses that

you put into your answer and try to take

those out in your next take and shoot

that video again answer that question

again and try to do it cleaner and you

just keep doing this over and over and

you refine your answering technique and

when you haven't refined the answering

technique and you go into an interview

you're going to be so much more

comfortable and confident and you're

going to be able to answer their

questions sure you're probably going to

be a little bit nervous obviously that

that goes with the territory

that's our that's our brains way of

protecting us believe it or not your

brain is making you be a little bit

nervous because it's pushing you to get

prepared for the interview so get

prepared practice common interview

questions and like I said go to my site

jabber to view tools comm slash top down

I'll put a link in the video description

you can go grab that guide and that's

going to teach you how to answer some of

the more common interview questions

another great way that you can use to

calm your nerves

this is goodness this technique works

great pretend that it's not an interview

just get that out of your mind think

about it as an opportunity to teach

someone what you're good at doing so I

can pretty much guarantee that if you

and I were to sit down and have a

conversation and you were going to show

me something that you know how to do

pretty sure you wouldn't be nervous

so remove the whole job interview

element from it looking at look at it as

an opportunity to teach someone

something so when you go into the

interview and they ask you questions

about your experience just look at look

at it as a way of educating them on what

you know say oh yes I've worked on

certain things like that here's some of

the projects that I've worked on here's

how I did it

and then what you do is you ask them

questions back ask them questions you

know have you guys ever had problems

like this or have you ever worked on

projects like this engaged

in your answer and when you start

engaging them and asking them questions

while you they're asking you questions

this brings everybody into the

conversation and you know what happened

to your nerves you forget about them

they're gone they're they're out the

window so think about an interview as an

opportunity to teach someone about what

you are good at doing I guarantee it I

guarantee you will not be nervous if you

take that approach to it

yeah and and lastly don't shoot yourself

in the foot if you think that you need

to get this job that you must get this

job and you put this enormous pressure

on yourself before the interview that

you know what we have to get this job no

matter what don't screw it up you know

you're talking to yourself don't screw

this up go in there and get the job if

you put that kind of pressure on

yourself you're probably dead before you

even start it you're you're not going to

be able to handle that kinda be able to

handle your own internal pressure let

alone the pressure that you're going to

get from the interviewers so I urge you

don't put that kind of pressure on


look at this job objectively go in and

share with them what you can do and make

them sell this position to you ask them

questions like you know what what is it

like to work here what can I expect to

be doing make them answer some of your

questions make them try to tell you that

you're gonna like it here and what

that's going to do that's gonna create a

nice balanced conversation between the

both of you it's gonna relieve all the

pressure that you're feeling and you're

gonna go in there and you're gonna

objectively be yourself you're gonna

objectively interview and you're just

gonna be the real you and that's what

they want to see when you let all this

fear inside of you this nervousness

inside of you they can't see the real

you anymore because all that fear puts

up a barrier and it's like it shields

you for

them so all they can see is this barrier

and they don't really know the real you

and that's why people who just go in are

just so crazy nervous in the interview

never get the job because the

interviewer can't see who they really

are so when you're in there relax

yourself smile if you smile in the

interview just smiling is going to

release so much tension that you're

feeling it's going to put you at ease

it's gonna make you feel like you can

sit back in the interview cross your

feet put your hands on the desk and talk

comfortably and confidently trust me on

this this is how you do it this is going

to cut your nerves

so to recap go to Japanese Vito's calm /

top ten get a list of questions get a

free my free list of questions practice

them in front of the camera and review

your answers improve them make them

better and pretend when you're in the

interview that you are teaching them

about what you are good at doing and I

guarantee all of your nerves will just

go out the window

trust me on this that's all I have for

you today thanks again for watching this

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