How to Control Your Nerves During an Interview

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How to Control Your Nerves During an InterviewRecently a great success story came in from “J.”

She wrote in to share how she aced her interview:

I just got the job!

It’s an Aerospace Instructor position at National Park College in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

The Interview Success Formula was a big factor. And I achieved this all in 1 day and 1/2.

Outstanding program. I had to do some cramming, but being able to obtain my self-assessment, crib sheet, and interview plan made it so much less nerve-wracking.

Thanks for the assistance.

Isn’t that fantastic?

Congratulations, “J”! Way to plan ahead and use your noodle.

I love reading and sharing success stories like this. They’re inspiring, and they also demonstrate the power of preparation – especially when you’re under time pressure and have to get ready lickety-split.

Because inevitably, we all feel a little nervous before an interview.

It’s normal.

Healthy even.

But when you're short on time and really want the job, the pressure grows exponentially. As do the nervous feelings.

So it pays to have a workable plan of action in place – something to guide you and keep you focused when the heat is on.

Too often, candidates fly by the seats of their pants and hope their resume will do most of the heavy-lifting. But then, the big day arrives, the interviewer throws an unexpected curveball question and their minds go blank.

But thorough preparation gives you peace of mind, so you can relax, stay focused, and deliver your best answers to even the toughest questions.

So whether you have just a day before your interview or a few weeks to prepare, here’s what to do:

Think about what questions the interviewer might ask. Then craft your answers with specific examples and practice them until they flow naturally off your tongue. That way you won’t sound stiff or robotic during the interview.

The best way I know to do this?

I humbly suggest checking out my Interview Success Formula program.

It provides a complete, step-by-step, field-tested and proven strategy for interview preparation. And it works reliably and predictably for virtually any kind of job in any type of field.

It’s not complicated either.

All you have to do is follow the instructions, and you’ll have a solid, personalized plan to keep you focused and on track, you’ll have engaging answers to all 20 questions that interviewers always ask, and you’ll be able to handle even the toughest questions like “Tell me why we should consider you over everyone else?”

You’ll feel more relaxed under pressure – no matter what the stakes and no matter what interviewers throw your way – even if it’s only 24 hours away.

Like “J” said, everything becomes so much less nerve-wracking.

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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 40,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.