When interview nerves get the best of you.
So what did I do?
I prepared a lot. But way in advance of interviews. I really began to think about my career as a story and would practice coming up with stories to talk about my successes, how I made a difference and things I was proud of.
That way when it came time for an interview, I didn’t need to prepare as much – I just needed to review my stories and think about how I would frame them for this particular job. Years later, interviews are almost a piece of cake b/c I have gotten so used to “storytelling”.
I also prepared for the worst to happen. Like rambling or my mind going blank and thought about how I would handle it if it happened. And it still occassionaly happened but I was able to overcome it quite easily b/c I had already figured it all out.
I also focused on using my nervous energy as just regular energy to show enthusiasm. After all, the same nerves are firing!
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