How to fix my interview anxiety?
September 4, 2014 10:20 AM Subscribe
I've lost several job opportunities due to anxiety and nerves in interview situations. I need a quick fix!
posted by Funky Claude to Work & Money (13 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Without getting into too much background detail, I am, and have been, interviewing for highly competitive positions where even getting selected to interview is seen as being a big deal. Interviewers spend a portion of time talking about me and my background, and then go into technical questions. My nerves are so bad that I start having 'anxiety symptoms' while talking about myself - which should be the easiest part!
The following happens:
1) Mouth starts to dry
2) I talk fast and may ramble
3) I feel out of breath and get sweaty
These are jobs I both really want and need. Have confirmed that I lost at least 2 positions because of my nervousness/lack of confidence.
How can I overcome this anxiety? I thought it would come with more practice but each new interview has not been easier or better than the last.