(Closed) Are you a good at interviews (job) or do you get too nervous or hyper?

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I get nervous, but I don’t think it affects my interviewing ability. 

Is there more to this question?

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I get nervous, but I had started doing well to manage it until recently. I had an interview last month that I didn’t get the job for, and I wonder if I sounded anxious. Usually, I speak well and my answers sound good, but my brain farted a few times in that interview. Ugh. I’m the type that HATES public speaking, so yeah.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I am only nervous if I dont feel well prepared.

I like to go in having practiced a ton, knowing all about the company and the industry and its competitors. I do better in person than over the phone.

I would say I am a good interviewer. I have had quite a few jobs and I have about a 90% success rate when I have made it to the in-person interview.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve found throughout the years that the best way to approach an interview is to REALLY prepare. I’m talking research the company, know them inside out, anticipate questions and answers- write them down and read them several times. When you know what you are talking about and can field any question they throw at you, you will ace the interview and your nerves will not be shot, because you went there prepared.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

I used to be but then I decided that I let the nervousness get in the way. So, like PP said, I prepared like it was my job (pun intended). I knew everything and practiced questions and did a lot of research. Then, I was able to go in feeling like I was ready and like I was meeting with a new friend and just having a conversation. For me, if I focus on just being myself and having a conversation, while using all my knowledge and skills – the nerves go away and I do so much better. Thats my trick : )

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

I get very nervous but I some how always manage to breathe, collect myself and deliver during interviews. I tend to over prepare and obsess about it for a day or two, researching everything I can about the company, the job, and brushing up on relevant skills. If I have time, I’ll meet a friend at Starbucks and have a mock interview for practice. It really does help. I’ve been complimented on my interviewing by firms that have hired me so I must be doing something right. 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m not an interview-friendly person. I get nervous, and I don’t come off as the super-confident person that people seem to like to hire. I shine in recommendations from people I’ve actually worked with.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

From the feedback I get, I’m apparently visibly nervous at first and then I slowly start to shine.

I think I make for a very favorable interview if I prepare first. I can’t just walk in and be spontaneously charming

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Even when I am nervous, I can deliver just fine. Usually when public speaking people don’t even notice that I’m nervous. The only difference is the vocabulary I use. When I’m really nervous it seems that I have a limited vocabulary and have trouble finding the appropriate words. That’s aggravating but I’m usually fine anyway.

Post # 12
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Newbee

I always do well in interviews. Like MrsSanchizel, I sometimes forget all that I wanted to say and it doesn’t come off as polished as I would like but I’m really the only one that notices. I’ve realized I’m a lot calmer if I am looking for a job but I already have one. That way if I mess up it’s not the end of the world. I also prepare in advance by researching the company and preparing answers to questions. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I get nervous, but this usually spurs me on.  I’ve gotten every job I’ve been interviewed for, which I’m really pleased about.  I ALWAYS make sure I have a variety of questions to ask the prospective employer, make loads of enquiries beforehand about the business, and think of how I can twist and consort all previous experience to fit that job perfectly, without lying about it.

Fore example. Going from restaurant manager to PA of the head of a college.  Table reservations, especially at peak periods was a great example of why I could totally work out the classroom and teacher term plans.

 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I get really super nervous, even shakey! But I’m getting better.

I used to be this way with any public speaking, and as I’ve taken more teaching classes and done more lengthy presentations, I have consistently gotten feedback that I seem very calm and collected, and even comfortable! Somehow, I have learned to project this, despite being nervous inside. Mostly, I just try not to talk too fast.

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I get so nervous! Sometimes I need to just take a few seconds before I answer a question to clear my mind and take a deep breath, but I always worry the interviewer may think I’m too slow….I have my first skype interview tomorrow and I’m super nervous, I hate recording myself anyways and to have to do it for an interview makes me super nervous!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I get super nervous. But once the questions start I calm down a little. Also I’d rather be interviewed by a woman then a man. Idk what it is, but the last job interview I went on was a man and he was very nice and I got the job it’s just I couldn’t get my self to calm down. LOL. weird.

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