Preparation

Preparation

Practice

Please don’t just wing it – not if you really want the job. First make a list of all the skills necessary for this particular job. Then list out your matching skills. Take our advice and practice answering the 50 most common interview questions until your lips know the answers without your brain. This will help you to take the time during the interview to really be yourself and make a connection with the interviewer.
Practice answering the questions while looking into a mirror. This will help to be able to see your facial expressions.
Next, research the company and create a written list of questions to ask your interviewer.

Combatting nervousness

A few minutes before you enter the interview area take deep, slow breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth. Once in the interview, do not let your mind obsess with nervousness. Observe it. Say to yourself, “Yes, there is the nervousness. Everybody feels that in an interview. And now, I’d like to really get to know these people.” Interviewers are very used to that and expect it, so don’t beat yourself up, just move through it.