Do you get really Nervous in Job Interviews?

Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
June 18, 2008 10:06am CST
I had a job interview last week. It is for a cool job in a very nice company, so I would really love to get the job as you can imagine. The interview went well, even though you can never know what the interviewer is feeling, or what he or she is thinking about what you're saying. But my question goes to all those who have done any interview in their lives. Do you get really nervous? how do you control yourselveS? I used to get very nervous, but now I have learned to be myself so I am not as tense and I think that results are way better. Proof is that I got the job I made an interview with, so so far so good. What do you think about all this, mylot friends?
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@mummymo (23707)
18 Jun 08
I always used to get extremely nervous, shaky and even more chatty than usual sweety but I did much as you , I thought if they don't like the real me in the interview it would be no good working for them and that calmed me down an awful lot! WEll done for you on getting the job - I hope it lives up to all your expectations sweetie - you deserve it! xxx
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
18 Jun 08
We will see what happends sweetie. Thank you for the support though. I can imagine yo ubeing all nervous shaky and chatty haha...It fits you really.
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@mummymo (23707)
19 Jun 08
LOL when I say chatty , I mean REALLY chatty!lol xxx
@wisconsin26 (3859)
• United States
18 Jun 08
Yes I've had a few of them in my life.. Actually yes I do get nervous I think everyone does though no matter what job it is.. But Usually I just sit and answer the questions they ask and hopes I don't mess up while answering them.. Sometimes though I'd shake my leg lol or play with my fingers I know that sounds bad but it happens I always though have tried to not to do those things but they know you are nervous anyway..
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
18 Jun 08
Well interviewers are professionally trained to recruit people, so they can smell nervousness, but I guess they take a certain amount of it for granted, so I suppose that the key is not to appear too nervous, more than desirable. Thanks for sharing your thoughts :)
• Philippines
18 Jun 08
How was your interview? Do you already have the results? Anyway, I do not really get nervous while the job interview is going on. I usually feel nervous and tense before the interview. But once the interview starts, I feel calm and confident.
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
18 Jun 08
No, I don't know about the interview yet. I won't in at least 2 or 3 more weeks, so patience hehe. Now it is the same with me. I get nervous before the interview, but once it starts I try to be myself and don't be too tense. Thank you for replying.
@faith210 (11232)
• Philippines
22 Jul 08
Hi LightninStrike! I think that being relaxed and comfortable in every job interview can really help a lot to make it successful. I do think that the person conducting the interview can sense the nervousness of the applicant and it is good to show confidence when being interviewed. I do think that is one of the reasons why you got the job because you have shown confidence. I, myself don't get nervous for job interviews. Take care and God Bless!
@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
30 Jun 08
Not usually, my friend. I guess I am more the non-nervous type LOL It helps that so far I have applied for things that I know I can do well heheheh and I am usually confident of my abilities. I am usually quite calm in job interviews which allows me to think better and be able to respond more appropriately to questions as opposed to feel nervous and anxious. But then again I am usually quite calm as a rule. In any case I am glad you got the job, congratulations :):):)
@ElicBxn (61192)
• United States
23 Jun 08
I would almost faint at job interviews. I'm glad I don't have any lately.
@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
19 Jun 08
I remembered being nervous when I applied for a scholarship when I was 18 years old and the final interview was a panel interview wherein I had to face 3 bigwigs. Now, when I get interviewed, I no longer get nervous. On the contrary, I always look forward to interviews with great anticipation. I always viewed interviews as learning experiences and a journey to self-realization. I have been in my job for over 5 years already and there are times that I send out resumes just so that I would get interviewed and not become rusty. I like interviews being they have the tendency to make me think hard about myself and delved into my values and philosophies when I answer the questions. Congratulations to you for getting the job. You must have breezed through with the interview and screening process with flying colours. all the best!
@momalisa65 (1980)
• United States
19 Jun 08
I used to get really nervous, but I don't anymore. Mostly because I am a self employed cleaning person and when someone calls me to clean their home or office, they are usually desperate for someone to clean and I am the only one they found. So I usually know I got the job before I even get there. Lol!
@sk66rc (4257)
• United States
18 Jun 08
I actually like interview... I usually just walk in & talk to them like I'd talk to anybody... I don't get nurvous at all... The way I see it, there are 2 ways to get a job... Either they really liked what they saw on my resume, or I walk in & get in their face, so to speak...