I feel nervous!

@Danzylop (1120)
Philippines
November 18, 2012 5:08pm CST
Last Nov 16, 2012,at 1:00 PM I submitted myself for an interview for a call center job. Luckily, I made it to all the next screenings. I passed the initial interview, then the online exam and the technical exam (about computer networks and network devices). Before I went home at almost 9, the HR staff told me to expect a call from them regarding the next phase of the process. They told me it was going to be another interview. Last Sat, I received a call from them informing me that the interview was already scheduled. And that I dont have to come to their office because the interviewer will call me on my phone. I dont have any problem with that but my heart keeps beating loudly every time I get reminded of the call. It feels like half excitement and half nervousness. I dont know. I am conscious with what would be the questions and the way I should reply. I hope I get through the interview and gains the job.
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11 responses
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
19 Nov 12
I am keeping my fingers crossed for you! Don't be nervous with the call. I am sure that the question would be something very practical and the words would just be flying from your mouth! I know that the anticipation might be killing you now. But focus on being on the positive. I remember my first job interview. I started at 8am, I had 4 different interviews from the managers and supervisors then 4 written exams. All I took in one day. I didn't have breakfast coz I was so uneasy to take in anything. I skipped lunch coz I was afraid that when they called me I would not be there and I would lose my chance. Fortunately, after 12 hours in the office, they said that i got accepted. It was also a call center job. I just regret for not continuing with the job even if I really learned to love it (even if the course I took in College has nothing to do with Call Centers, which was Dentistry). But I had to give it up for my kids. I just wish you hold on to that job if you are finally accepted. Not all can be as lucky. Might as well take the opportunity and make yourself a real good worker.
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@Danzylop (1120)
• Philippines
19 Nov 12
Thanks for sharing your own experience. It is already 2PM but I didn't receive a call yet. Anyway, I would like to ask, did you not take a licensure exam for your course? Being a Dentist is a very nice job.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
19 Nov 12
I didn't. I got married 3 months before our graduation and at that time, we already have a son as well. So, after graduation, I felt I needed to take care of my son and looked for ways on how to earn something although both my parents and in laws were there to help us in every way possible. I went to a review center but I realized that my concentration isn't there, It was really hard for me. So I just decided to do small businesses from wholesaling mangoes to selling clothes and jewelries. Then about 2 years later, my in laws decided to put up a pharmacy under the license of my brother in law who was a pharmacist and who was currently taking up Medicine that time. I managed the store and got busy with it for the next 10 years. That was when I decided to try looking for a different job. That time call center agents were in demand. I passed my very first job interview and was very happy. But I just couldn't continue working since I only had 2-3 hours of sleep everyday. I couldn't sleep long enough in broad daylight! So I had to give it up.
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@Danzylop (1120)
• Philippines
19 Nov 12
That is also my problem. I am not a nocturnal and can hardly sleep during the day. I just pray that my body could adjust quickly with the work routines.
@lizlee (208)
• Philippines
19 Nov 12
Hi there! Simple advice my friend, don't panic. Don't feel nervous at the same time don't be over confident. Just have enough confidence and enjoy the interview. Also listen very carefully to the one whose going to call you for the interview. Since you mentioned that you are applying in a call center, they require good listening skills so listen very carefully. Just be yourself. Cause if you get too nervous, it would show in your voice. Also it would help if you would research about the company you are applying, the employer would feel good about that knowing that you care enough to know their company. The best of luck to you. Hope you get the job! :)
@Danzylop (1120)
• Philippines
19 Nov 12
I did search about the company already. I am trying to review to firm up my grammar. Thanks for the advice.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
20 Nov 12
This is completely normal, its your nerves and getting exited and worried about the outcome. I wish you luck, and I am sure you will do just fine. Just remember don't think about it too hard, and jsut breathe while going through the interview. You can stop and think about questions, dont feel preassured or rushed.
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@Danzylop (1120)
• Philippines
20 Nov 12
That is what usually happens when I get to an interview. I dont want to let a blank space between thoughts. And sometimes, the thoughts get unorganized and hard for me to end the paragraph.
• Philippines
19 Nov 12
Getting nervous is inevitable. Just done let that eat you because you can mess up everything. keep your cool, and before you answer the call, take a deep breath and exhale all those jitters and nerves out Good luck!
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@Danzylop (1120)
• Philippines
19 Nov 12
Yeah. That's what I always do. Proper breathing helps me get over it. I might just have been so excited.
• Philippines
19 Nov 12
i went through that phase before. and imagine, i applied for several companies, interviewed several times, i could have a heart attack. the phone interview would probably test your verbal communications. if you are good at it, then no need to be nervous. it is better than to talk face to face with the employer... goodluck!
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@Danzylop (1120)
• Philippines
19 Nov 12
I just dont know why I feel nervous. In fact, I can't describe what I feel. It feels like I am excited but worried at the same time.
@jdalaqui (1074)
• Philippines
18 Nov 12
Almost everybody who went through job interview has the same experience as yours. I can still remember when I took the NCII certification exam last two months ago, I was nervous but thank God I passed. I hope you will land on the job.
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@Danzylop (1120)
• Philippines
18 Nov 12
I have been through many interviews but I still get nervous.
@AmbiePam (49069)
• United States
19 Nov 12
I'm sure you'll do well! I look forward to hearing some good news from you.
@Danzylop (1120)
• Philippines
19 Nov 12
No good news. I did not receive a call today. I dont know what happened. I will call the HR tomorrow for the status. They told me I am going to have a call today.
@asliah (11149)
• Philippines
19 Jan 13
hi, when i graduated in my college the first company where i have applied was call centers,because i thought it will easy for me to hire and work,but its not,and i was wrong,and i accepted to my self that call center is not my line,i also felt nervous especially when they interviewed me in the language of English.
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
7 Dec 12
Hello danzylop. I used to have a phone interview years back when the Internet was not easily available to us users in the nineties. I was very excited and nervous as well before I made the phone call. I was successful on the phone interview, but still I did not accept the job because of some other reasons. Anyway, I wish you good luck in getting the job you expect.
@kat_2x (105)
22 Nov 12
Thats natural.. What your feeling right now.. Dont be nervous you can do it! :)
@tedifa (1235)
• Indonesia
21 Nov 12
Just relax danzylop,at night before interview you should prepare your self.Wearing formal clothes and take deep breath before interview.Good luck.