Job Interview Anxiety

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Psychotherapy in Berlin - Specialization: Fears and Anxiety Disorders

Nervousness in a job interview


A coach can help you with the typical kind of nervousness before an interview. With social anxiety disorder, it is important to seek treatment like hypnotherapy with Hypnobalancing™.






Job interview anxiety


Job interview anxiety can be an obstacle for those looking for work. Nerves can affect the best of us. In a job interview, you want to come across as confident, competent, and ready to go to work. But anxiety may detract from the strong, positive impression you want to make. It is also contagious because your jitters can infect and distract your interviewer, making him less able to focus on you.

However, if you suffer from a social anxiety disorder, a job interview can be not only anxiety-provoking but almost impossible to get through. Not only are you required to meet strangers and talk about yourself, but the strangers are also in a position of authority. You are being evaluated and judged on your appearance, your demeanor, and your ability to present yourself. This is not a good combination for those with a social anxiety disorder. It puts a lot of extra pressure on someone with a social anxiety disorder.

When you have the typical kind of nervousness before an interview ask a coach to help you. If you suffer from a social anxiety disorder, it is important to seek treatment like hypnotherapy.




What you can do yourself to calm your interview anxiety



1. Reduce the amount of caffeine


Caffeine affects the body much like stress, increasing heart rate, blood pressure, and levels of stress hormones. The consumption of caffeine can more than double your blood levels of the stress hormones cortisol and epinephrine.




2. Don’t self medicate


To calm the crippling side effects of anxiety, those suffering with it sometimes turn to alcohol or drugs to self-medicate and find relief. However, what starts as a simple solution can quickly slip into dependency, and that dependency can even slip into addiction.

Truth is, that neither pharmaceutic products nor alcohol make you better while you lose authenticity.




3. Breath


Anxious people tend to shallow breathing. Better: breath evenly and calmly. Practice a breathing exercise that feels good for you. There is a lot to choose from.

Once you’re in the interview, remember that a pause and a simple deep breath can do a lot to calm any jitters or sense of panic.




4. Be well-prepared


Preparation is the best way to overcome interview nerves, along with remembering that a certain amount of anxiety in a stressful situation is healthy. Preparation will lead to more confidence and courage. Confidence can also help you channel your nervous energy into a positive force.

Well prepared isn’t the same as being over-prepared.




5. Power poses


Stand tall and place your hands on your hips with your elbows jutting out like you’re a hero. Have a look at an image of “Wonder Woman” or “Superman”. Take some deep breaths and enjoy being in charge and powerful.




6. Don’t put extra pressure on yourself


Don’t force yourself to calm down because forcing yourself to calm down will just increase your stress.

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Published: March 12, 2014
Author: Karsten Noack
Revision: August 15, 2023
Translation: May 26, 2008
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