Do you also feel nervous when you are in a interview?

@jencai (3415)
Philippines
May 8, 2007 10:44am CST
I always use to feel this way when I'm having an interview. I don't know why, my heart beat so fast. My hands and body are shaking, I also feel cold. I try to handle this feeling as much as I can, but there are some times when I can't help my self out. Do you also feel the same way with me? How do you handle this kind of feeling? Or maybe you're that confident enough to face this situation? Let me hear from you guys and gals.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
9 May 07
es, I feel very nervous before and during an interview for a job. Yes I feel the same way and also my brain likes to blank out on me becasue I am nervous makes me look dumb sometimes. It is hard to face sometime who holds your future in their hands they can either make your grow hopes or crush them with just a few phrases of words. Especially if your depending on this job. Who doesn't get a few butterflies before a interview. Yeah maybe a few confident ones but when they don't get a job it just hits them worse. So it is better to be prepared for the worst and that way we can move on to the next easier if we don't get the job. Interviews for me or the worst part about getting a job..lol but if you need it you trudge on through it like a girl scout.
@jencai (3415)
• Philippines
10 May 07
I'm glad to hear that from you. Thank you so much!
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
10 May 07
Well, I hope you get the job. Good luck and I hope you won't feel to nervous or atleast hope that the person doing the interview will put you at ease.
@jencai (3415)
• Philippines
11 May 07
Thank's! I will do all my best to overcome this feeling inside me.
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
9 May 07
Everyone is bound to be nervous in an interview. I would think the president of United states is too. It is only how you control the nervousness and project yourself confidently at the interview. To be confident, you will need to be prepared on what to expect at an interview, how you should respond. Having some background knowledge of your employer and the job scope too helps.
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@jencai (3415)
• Philippines
10 May 07
That's what I'm starting to build up, my confidence. I guess it's the thing which makes me feel too nervous.
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
13 Jul 07
Thanks for the best response :)
@jarves (814)
• Philippines
27 May 07
Yeah I do feel very nervous when I am in an interview. Despite the fact that I have been in a lot of interviews before, I am still very nervous when being interviewed.
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@jencai (3415)
• Philippines
29 May 07
We have the same feeling my dear. I guess it's a natural feeling in every human. Thank's for the response!
@lols189 (4797)
24 May 07
i always feel nervous in interviews especially for jobs as i am always thinking the employer will decline me for the job. i suppose i will gain good confidence one day to be confident in interviews and i hope you do too jencai
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@jencai (3415)
• Philippines
29 May 07
I hope so my friend. I have missed you all for one week. It's good to hear from you.
@austere (2814)
• Philippines
13 May 07
i used to.. but not anymore, i got the heck of it..:) you see, i have been through a lot of interviews already!:) and when i had my on the job training, sive i was a psychology student, i was assigned at the human resources department, specifically, recruitment..hahahaha and so, i do initial phone interviews myself.. i ask the questions, the applicants answer me!hehehe and i decide whether the applicant pass or fail!hehehe i mean, it does help me a lot..:) when it's my turn to be interviewed, i know what's coming up.. and i learned to be confident!:) hehehehe..:)
@jencai (3415)
• Philippines
13 May 07
I wonder when will that happen to me? I want to get over it, lol! Thank's for your response!
• United States
13 May 07
Hi dear,well i also share the same feeling no matter how many interviews i have been through but till date it has been the same but now after giving so many interviews that nervous feeling has lessened,I have learnt one thing whatever you say in an interview whether it is truth or not you need to be confident otherwise you will definitely loose the job.
@jencai (3415)
• Philippines
13 May 07
You're right, confidence is what we need everytime we have an interview. Thank's for your response!
@smileydew (171)
• India
8 May 07
hai friends,what ever you said is correct if you feel tension and worried when i face time interviews i too have this feeling after two interviews i feel like this,iam the boss and the interviewer is my follower asking me doubts ,so iam explaining him to understand the topic he like to know, at that time on wards i never feel any nervous and i answer very easily and as boss i answer and i got selected simply,and remember one thing in future he uses our service so you feel like hero and say answers either right or wrong in simple words and explain.that is enough,never show them that job very necessary for you,your face feeling should be like this ,you have an offer at other source makes you confidence and observe you face reading in mirror so you know the face expressions how you are putting ,remembers one thing you should have small smile on lips while answering and up to last minute of interview.
@jencai (3415)
• Philippines
9 May 07
Great, I will try to have them during my interviews. Hope this works. Thank's for your advise!
@PsychoDude (2018)
• Netherlands
8 May 07
It depends on what the interview is for really, if it is something I either feel confident about or it are just some students of my own age doing the interview it's ok. But when I was in an interview to get an intern position for some weeks I was quite nervous for the first couple of seconds, the feeling vanished after a while though.
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@jencai (3415)
• Philippines
8 May 07
I'm sorry, I forget to mention that it's for a certain job interview. Anyway, I also have that feeling. The nervous goes down after some time or it just go away when I feel comfortable with the person who interview me. Thank's for the response!
@youless (98641)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Jul 07
It's very common to be nervous when you are in an interview. I had the same feeling. I was just trying to relax when the interview started. After a few minutes, I would get better. Trying to be confident and keeping a smile is very useful.
@fredgame (1261)
• China
21 Jul 07
Indeed preparing for an interview for a position in a job setting can be nervous. my first interview ever was after my junior high school and i had to prepare for an interview to enter the senior high school after the written exams and i was extrmely nervous because some of my friends who went through it with that man said his questions were killer questions but i was fortunate to go through with him successfully and he became my tutor friend.