Do you dread job interviews? For some people, just the thought is enough to break out in a little sweat and take a look at your resume. But what if you got a call from The New York Times (or Entertainment Weekly, if that’s your mag) and they wanted to know about your favorite recipe or what you think the world should to to attain world peace? It’s a whole different story!
For me, I have always been nervous for job interviews, usually because I feel like I needed to impress someone or be a perfect version of some person who is not me.
However, I always love being interviewed (like on Witty title Here). I get into this weird, excited zone of “Oooh, what question next!!” and what I want to say seems to come to me really easily.
So why would one interview (the noun “interview”) make me sick to my stomach, and one (the verb “being interviewed”) make me excited to answer the phone?
Rearrange your perspective to make interviews fun
There’s not a lot of difference between interviews and being interviewed– like many things, one being good and one being bad is just in your head.
This is someone who wants to see you, hear you, and learn about you. Take advantage (not a step back from) every question as a chance to impart your wisdom, knowledge, or opinion in a professional way.
And then let me know how it goes, because I’m pretty sure I’ll still be nervous!