“His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy…”
Job/college interviews can be nerve-wracking. It doesn't matter whether you are a professional making a mid-career shift or your friendly neighbourhood graduate fresh out of college. Interviews are about projecting the best version of yourself to the panel/interviewer; understandably you want to appear on top of things. However, it is also important to be (or at least appear to be) natural during the proceedings. In our anxiety to be the perfect interviewee, we often put undue pressure on ourselves…and end up fumbling or choking while answering questions. This brings me to my main point.
I have interviewed for many positions in the development and education sectors over the years. I have even been on the panel a couple of times. I have cleared some and a few I have not. There’s one crucial tip I did pick up from my experiences and conversations with selectors.
Read the rest on my post on LinkedIn, something I wrote a couple of years ago.