Most nurses feel anxiety during a job interview. If you are shy or introverted, you know that extreme nervousness can lead to a poor performance.
But with preparation, even the shyest personalities can walk into an interview and impress instead of underwhelm, say hiring managers and recruiters. If nerves often get the best of you, preparation and practice are key.
To reduce anxiety, derive power from information. Do your homework. Take an inventory of your strengths and special skills. Being clear on what you offer can build confidence. Research the position, the company and the people interviewing you.
Once you have gathered all of your information, take these additional steps:
On the day of the interview keep these tips in mind to minimize stress and deliver a strong impression:
When shy, preparation and practice will empower you to project a self-assured attitude.