Do you get Nervous @ a Interview?

@payout (3791)
United States
January 14, 2011 7:16pm CST
Yesterday I went to my Interview for a Bank. I was very Nervous and even when I was there for over a little hour I got less Nervous but, I still was Nervous thinking I will mess up. To remind you this was a Group Interview and everyone was asked questions around the table. Questions were sort of basic and require knowledge in customer Service. I felt like I did Good but, that I didn't do my Best. I wish I was more open and not time really. I try my best to sound professional as possible but, I thought I just sound like a nervous. I guess it can be understanding since that was my first Bank Job offer. and I didn't know what to expect. I have faith they will call me. I just wish it was a group thing and I could of said more. What blown me away was that fact that I was the youngest and the only one that didn't have years experience.
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@toniganzon (63150)
• Philippines
15 Jan 11
It's normal to be nervous in job interviews. I get nervous in all kinds of interviews, even just mock interviews. I even get nervous when in an oral exam class but the moment I open my mouth, courage takes over and all i have are good answers and confidence. We usually think we did't do our best, but for others who are looking at us, it might have been the best. Don't worry too much. You will get it.
@payout (3791)
• United States
21 Jan 11
Thanks your words meant a lot and are very helpful I will keep that in thought and remember that always. Just to me This interview help me a lot as a person to be more open and that life is just something you live once and after this is Spirit and Truth. Im sure in Heaven you dont need a Job haha. Well yeah. Im just going to Be fill with Courage and Faith and Knowledge and wisdom. What can they say other then sorry you didnt get the job. I have Faith and I know its mines
@meenneixz (668)
• Philippines
15 Jan 11
Hi, being nervous during an interview for a job is normal, it is just a mixed feelings, I experience it too when I was still applying for a job.What I did before is apply as many as I can then take down every possible question that is usually asked by the interviewer.Ask someone who is knowledgeable enough on how to answer that kind of question, apply it when that question will be raised on next interview. It works for me, I am not expecting for my recent job, I'm happy since what I am applying before are jobs that are with lower pay.
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@payout (3791)
• United States
21 Jan 11
Yeah before I went to the interview days before I thought of questions they might of ask me and I just thought it and type some of it down and Just answer them. Come to find out when I went to the interview I didnt think of those questions haha. but they were basic and simple just being nervous makes it like ten times harder then what it really is
• Philippines
15 Jan 11
Who are not afraid of interviews? Tell me. Of course I am, truly I am. I feel like people around me especially the interviewer will judge me if I falter. However, if there are questions like about my hobbies or my favorite movies, i can comfortably answer that because i have so many hobbies and favorite movies and i can even tell the stories for them. The problem is i need to speak english because that is the language that they use, especially in call center. That what makes me nervous, my inability to comprehend perfectly in english.
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@payout (3791)
• United States
21 Jan 11
Yeah I learn that being nervous is a normal thing and lol that hey what can you do its normal reaction of many of us. But yeah you start letting go when they ask you personal question like goals and hobbies like you said yeah you lose up and be more of your self and not some nervous person haha. Well yeah just see your English as something you need to improve and I think English is one of the easiest languages to learn and you will catch on quick IM sure believe me. IM spanish and I dont speak much or none of it but because im use to being around Spanish people and Spanish Speaking people some words come off funny to me. It can be hard to say things but I laugh about it. Its completely normal
• United States
15 Jan 11
Hi payout, Have not seen you in a while, Happy New year. Interviews, no matter how much we prepare for are nerve wrecking. I have been on several and no matter how cool and collective I am, it nervy's me a bit. As an administrator for along time, I have seen some who act very cool but I can see how they over stretch a bit. It is a normal reaction. Probably because we want the job that we sort of want to over impress. At worse they do serve as learning experience for another interview opportunity. I do hope and wish you the best with it, so good luck to you.
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@payout (3791)
• United States
16 Jan 11
Yeah the holiday season kept me away and then I been House hunting with my realtor looking for a new home and everything is going very well. Well yeah thanks and happy new year to you as well lol. Thanks for the advice :)
@tkonlinevn (5783)
• Vietnam
15 Jan 11
I wish you're lucky. You done every things you can. Now, you can't change it. So, you should be comfortable and waiting the result from the bank.
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@payout (3791)
• United States
16 Jan 11
yeah Im just waiting for them contact me and tell me that they will like to set up another interview :)
@SIMPLYD (90966)
• Philippines
15 Jan 11
I guess it's but natural for everybody to get nervous for an interview. The fact that you don't know who the interviewers are and how tough would the questions to be asked, will make you nervous. But as you noticed, as the interview rolls on, you become at ease and confident with yourself. Your being youngest and inexperienced yet , is just but natural too to make you nervous. Most of the companies of course wants those experienced ones, but some would really want newbies because it was said that newbies could be trained without having too many complaints that this should be done this way or that way which the experienced ones will usually say.
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@payout (3791)
• United States
16 Jan 11
Yeah I was told that some will like a newbie experience person. I guess there are good things on both sides of the fence. Just when they want you to professional and being a huge table almost the size of peoples living rooms makes even nervous feeling. Right now IM just waiting for the email. Response
@GardenGerty (136736)
• United States
15 Jan 11
I have not had an interview in a long time. I remember that sometimes I have been nervous, and then other times I have felt just really calm. About your interview, one thing I would say is that although you are young and do not have a lot of experience, you need to bear in mind that they would not have to train you out of any bad habits. They would be able to train you exactly the way they want you to work. I wish you lots of good results from your interview.
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@payout (3791)
• United States
15 Jan 11
Thanks, my Parents said the same thing that it will be easy to train me since Im not use to doing something over and over. While training someone who is use to doing something over and over. Will be harder to train and like you said hard to break there bad habits lol. I have Faith that they will call me :)
• Philippines
15 Jan 11
I always get nervous during job interviews. It's always like that but as much as possible I try to minimize it by breathing deeply a few times before meeting up with the people who are going to do the interview. Hopefully, you will get the job. Good luck to you. Just always keep a positive outlook.
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@payout (3791)
• United States
15 Jan 11
Yeah I didn't try anything I just pray to God to give me Favor and Knowledge and words to say during the interview. Being Nervous is a big thing I know I will get the Job God willing. I will keep everyone updated with my interview here on mylot and tell everyone hows it going and if I got the job or not. I will make sure its on a discussion base method. well yeah Thanks for the advice I will give it a shot Because most likely There will be a third interview with the Branch manager. I will pray .. (a lot)
@eurekafemme (5881)
• Philippines
15 Jan 11
Hello. Yes, I often get nervous while being interviewed or while still waiting to be interviewed. Maybe, it is the excitement of getting that chance to be interviewed while others were not. Or maybe, it is the anticipation of something that they might ask and not knowing how to answer it properly. Or, the thought that you are dealing with your would be employer and how is he/she is assessing you right at that moment ,hoping that you are doing your best. Well, there could be so many reasons why we do get those butterflies in our stomach everytime we are about to face an interviewer. The best thoing to hide such nervousness is to smile while talking to the interviewer and clasp something,i.e, clip or hanky or pen, to keep you from shaking.
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• Kenya
27 Jan 12
First time job interviews can be a harrowing experience. No amount of preparation can save you from being nervous but it subsides once you settle in.
@sacmom (14249)
• United States
27 Jan 12
Yes, I do...or at least I have. With my last interview I wasn't really nervous. But then again I stood around while waiting for my interview. Strange as it may seem, it actually helped me stay relaxed. All the other times I sat when I waited. I was a nervous wreck each time! Go figure! Happy mylotting!
@chiyosan (30207)
• Philippines
26 Mar 11
yes i do. hehe even if i am in the middle of the interview and the interviewer is very nice toward me.. i still get nervous.
@thedaddym (1732)
• United States
17 Jan 11
I never really used to be, but it has been so many years since I have done it. Last time I was interviewing the first one was the hardest, I was a bit nervous and I said a couple of things that I realized as soon as they came out of my mouth that I should not have said, the second one was a bit easier and by the third interview I was feeling much more confident at it. That was the job that I got.
@jhartana (1085)
• Australia
16 Jan 11
I was nervous when I got interview for the first time. I got nervous because I was fearing that I could not answer the questions by interviewer. But that was then but now I feel more confident when I got interview, especially I did one telephone interview several days ago. All I did was answer these questions with confident and I answered these questions with positive attitude, that I definitely "can do it". Now it's up to the interviewer to consider my application and sometime this week I hope I will hear good news.
@sender621 (14923)
• United States
15 Jan 11
I don't think i have ever not been nervous during an interview. Maybe it's just my expectations of what I want to happen. Situations like that tend to make me a bit edgy.
@megamatt (14314)
• United States
15 Jan 11
I do admit the nerves do get on me. I want to put my best foot forward, but at the same time, that could lead to me perhaps trying a bit too hard. Thus I come off as a bit forced and unnatural. Which I'm sure can cost a person a job if you really think about it. Still it is just something that causes the butterfly wings to stir up in my stomach as I reach my moment or reckoning. Plus being put on the spot, that can be much worse. The thing is, the person interviewing you, you really don't have a view into their mindset. What one person is looking for, it might not be what another person is looking for. Its not like you can be vague but at the same time, you have to avoid saying a bit too much. So yeah my few experiences did have nervous. People who remain cool during job interviews, I salute them, I really do.
@khalida (1130)
• India
15 Jan 11
Well, i have attended just one interview so far and i've got placed into that company too masha allah :) the company was cognizant technologies. i was pretty cool when i entered and as i expected, he asked me to tell about myself. i was prepared for this question and so i answered well. after that point i think the ice was broken :) the key to not mess it up is to stay cool :)
@HansonFan (1659)
• United States
15 Jan 11
I get extremely nervous at interviews. I am not good at selling myself to other people. So, I always end up making a fool out of myself. I got some funny looks at my last interview but still got the job....I had one at a bank and it didnt go quite so well. It happens I guess.
@lazette (216)
• Philippines
15 Jan 11
I'm also nervous at interviews, 'cause there's always the slight chance that you'll screw up. I guess, just be yourself, and everything will be OK. I'm taking my entrance interview this Tuesday for my medical school application, and I still don't know what to expect, hurp.
15 Jan 11
I always get very nervous for an Interview but once I have meet the Interviewer and they have asked a couple of questions I become more relaxed and just focus on my answers. Then when I leave I just seem to think that I haven't done very well in the interview and become nervous again until I hear back from them. Everyone that I know have said they are nervous before they have an interview and I am sure that everyone else is just as nervous.