It is go time, and you can’t seem to get a grip on your emotions. It is normal to be nervous before an interview, but sometimes nervousness enrolls into its bigger version and shapes itself in the form of panic, more scientifically, known as ‘Panic Attacks.’

A panic attack is a situation where fear reaches its height more than usual, more often the symptoms include

  • Sweating
  • Heavy Chest pain
  • Breathing Difficulties
  • Trouble Concentrating
  • Feeling of drowsiness
  • Panic Attack during Job Interview

For ones, who are stepping towards the initial stage of their career. The pressure of job interview can create intense stress. A study suggests, adults appearing for interviews experience a panic attack before and during the interview. Any of the following reasons can give you interview nerves.

  • Less preparation
  • Higher expectations
  • Lack of Knowledge
  • Social anxiety
  • Fear of public speaking
  • Nervousness

Good news is that it’s not that difficult to handle interview jitters.

Rehearse. Rehearse and Rehearse.

Rehearsing one day before the actual interview session works best. Having a pre-talk with yourself in front of a mirror will boost up your confidence, and you will know what answers and things to avoid during the interview.

Reach before time

Reach half an hour before time as you will feel less nervous, and will be able to collect your thoughts during the interview. If you are running late, you will add unnecessary stress to the situation. Make sure your phone is charged, and you know the exact interview location.

Stand Up

You will be offered a seat while you wait. Don’t take it; you don’t want to struggle out of the chair when the interviewer comes. You will be more confident if you are on their level when you first meet them.

Talking Tips

When we are nervous we tend to talk fast. Talking to the interviewee, keeping in mind the boss and employee factor will never work. Talk assuming him as your colleague or co-mate, so you will be able to answer fearlessly. Don’t be in a rush to finish your answer. Breathe and talk slowly. Also, don’t use a fake public speaking voice use your normal voice.

Don’t be underconfident

Its normal to be nervous during the interview. You might be nervous but don’t deny those feelings, being in denial about your nervousness before an interview will only do more harm than good as you end up focusing on pushing down the anxiety instead of concentrating on the conversation.

Be Yourself

Do your best and leave the rest. If you are yourself, you will look more relaxed, confident and authentic. Make up your mind that this is not the only job that is going to happen. Have some faith in yourself and your skills.

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