Originally Posted by kinworm
You can beat this.
I used to be an incredibly nervous person and interviews would fill me with complete dread. I'm sure I probably missed out on some great opportunities because I didn't want to go to interviews.
The best thing I found was to prepare.
Before you go for the interview - research all you can on the company, the job and even the people working there if you can. Make a lot of notes and write out a list of questions they might ask (you can find bog standard questions that interviewers ask online) and also write down what your answer would be to that question.
By fully preparing yourself, you will feel more confident about the interview because you know you've done your research and also memorised some standard replies to any questions you might get.
Make sure you have a list of questions you can ask them to show you are interested. It's ok to have these on a sheet of paper to take to the interview with you. I've done this and had no problems. It shows you are prepared and shows you are interested and enthusiastic.
However nervous you feel when you get there - smile! This one is so important. No one wants to hire someone who looks miserable and afraid. You have to look positive and friendly even when your stomach may be knotting up inside.
These tips really helped me and although I doubt I'll ever love being interviewed, I can at least feel that I can get through them with my head held high.
Hopefully your next interview will be a lot better
Yep I did that. I wrote down all the possible questions went through possible answers, had notes, practiced in the car, with friends.
Researched the company, although probably could of gone into it further.
Wrote down questions to ask, which was good, although they had already answered a number that I was going to ask.
But yeah...still got totally lost and flustered.
@Angel - thanks for the suggestion will look into it.