Keep the following tips in mind next time you have a job interview. These tips help you to stay calm during an interview and allow you to bring out the best of YOU and your skills.
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5 bulletproof tips to stay calm during an interview
1. Take it easy
The easiest way to stay calm during an interview is to take it easy. Yes, it is easier to say than do, but it is possible. Be yourself and don’t try to please everyone. Don’t pretend you are somebody else. If people on the other side of the desk don’t like you the way you are, this place is not right for you. If something goes wrong, take a deep breath and reassure yourself that you will do better in the remaining interview.
2. Take a couple of deep breaths
Deep breathing as a great way to stay calm during an interview. Take one or two deep breaths before you give an answer. Deep breathing refreshes your mind and keeps it sharper.
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3. Drink water
Always ask for water before an interview. Water helps you to stay calm. It refreshes your body and you can collect your thoughts while drinking.
4. Maintain correct posture
If you want to stay calm during an interview, settle into a comfortable sitting posture and maintain it. Constant posture changing is a sign of nervousness. A sign to your mind and a sign to other people in the room. By maintaining the correct posture, you will feel much more relaxed and you can concentrate on the questions/answers. Correct posture is also a sign of self-confidence.
5. Do not rush
Always listen to the entire question before you give an answer. Speaks slowly and clearly. Give yourself time to think about what you are going to say next. Thought-out answers will help you to stay calm during an interview.
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