To many job seekers, "stress" is synonymous with "job interview."
Job seekers stress over landing an interview. Then they stress over preparing for it. And then they stress over what to wear, what to say, if the interviewer will like them and more.
But the worst stress of all often occurs during the interview. This is the stress that can cause you to blow it. It can make you freeze, panic, chatter aimlessly, lose your train of thought or perspire profusely.
So how can job seekers keep cool when it counts? Relax. A few simple techniques can help calm frayed nerves and sooth interview jitters.
A relaxed job candidate is a confident job candidate.
Show the interviewer that you're calm, composed and in command during an interview. He's likely to assume that you'll be rock-solid on the job too.
Use these tips to stay relaxed during an interview:
* Breathing deeply and slowly （and quietly, of course）.
* Sit up straight and don't cross your legs or arms.
* Speak slowly and pause for breath often.
* Keep your hands and jaw relaxed; no clenching.
* Smile —— it really is contagious!