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getting off nervousness during interview

Postby cappy2104 » Wed, 08 Aug 2007 4:59 pm

hey guys

do u guys know any ways to getting off nervousness during interview? cause i tend to get very nervous during interview and my tongue will get twisted and cant speak properly during the interview... i just cant stay calm, any tips from u guys?? thanks

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Re: getting off nervousness during interview

Postby VeniE » Wed, 08 Aug 2007 5:12 pm

cappy2104 wrote:hey guys

do u guys know any ways to getting off nervousness during interview? cause i tend to get very nervous during interview and my tongue will get twisted and cant speak properly during the interview... i just cant stay calm, any tips from u guys?? thanks


well... it happens to me as well... for me practice makes perfect... so i always practice what i wanna say...

some ppl discourages that coz it'll sound very "fake"... so depends on you whether you wanna use what methods...

and i'll tell myself if i wanna do it good i only have one chance so the courage juz come like that... whahaha...
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Re: getting off nervousness during interview

Postby Plavt » Wed, 08 Aug 2007 5:37 pm

cappy2104 wrote:hey guys

do u guys know any ways to getting off nervousness during interview? cause i tend to get very nervous during interview and my tongue will get twisted and cant speak properly during the interview... i just cant stay calm, any tips from u guys?? thanks


Simple answer: plan your application in advance.

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Postby Plavt » Wed, 08 Aug 2007 5:40 pm

VeniE wrote:hey guys
some ppl discourages that coz it'll sound very "fake"...


Rubbish! Practice gives you experience which what you need; it would only be fake if you do not answer the question they ask you.

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Postby reizo » Wed, 08 Aug 2007 5:43 pm

hi cappy....

Congrats in making this far! Anyway, for myself I would chat with the people around me in the holding room. I should think that it's a good way to warm yourself up. Coz at the mgmnt interview, all you'll be doing is just talking :D

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Postby Plavt » Wed, 08 Aug 2007 5:57 pm

reizo wrote: at the mgmnt interview, all you'll be doing is just talking :D




Not exactly true, here's a clue; management, you need to think. :roll:

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Re: getting off nervousness during interview

Postby rev12000 » Thu, 09 Aug 2007 1:10 am

cappy2104 wrote:hey guys

do u guys know any ways to getting off nervousness during interview? cause i tend to get very nervous during interview and my tongue will get twisted and cant speak properly during the interview... i just cant stay calm, any tips from u guys?? thanks


Cappy, if you don't mind i would like to share my experience. Before i went for the United Airline Interview, i was pacing up and down my corridor trying to prepare my introduction speech. I spend so much time on it that i could remember it without a hitch. Ideal, i thought to myself but on the day of the interview i lost the last word of my introduction and i was stunned for that 20 seconds. Still i go on with another inappropriate word and end the speech. With much luck i assume, i was later invited for the 2nd round. Till now, the speech i've prepared is still lingering in my head. Should anyone ask me to do a intro again, i'll speak with much confidence coz' i'm prepared for it. [without forgetting the last word of course] Yes, i must agree that to certain extend i felt like a robot but i'll advise you not to prepare yourself for every possible question. Else you would end up more STRESS than you expected. Last but not least, i would advise you to write down all the possible questions down on a sheet of paper and write your ideal answers down. Then you would know roughly how to answer them, should the interviews asked. Write as many times as you want BUT DO NOT MEMORIZE THEM, by memorizing them would only add more stress. Instead HeHeHeHeHe ... I suggest you memorize your intro speech, coz' your intro speech is something that would never change. I wish you all the best!! GAMBATE ... cheerios! :)
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Postby rev12000 » Thu, 09 Aug 2007 1:23 am

VeniE wrote:hey guys
some ppl discourages that coz it'll sound very "fake"...



Actually i do agree with Venie, it does occurs to me as fake. [guilty] Then again not everyone is born to be a good presenter who could give a speech there and then. I'm one of them so often then not, i'll prepare myself by memorizing paragraphs after paragraphs before i do my presentations for my school's project. A little better lah, least i do not speak like a bullet train. Hmm ... SMRT can? HeHe! I also try to add a little more emotions to my memorized speech, reduce the fake'ness you see. :) CHEERS!!!

Plavt wrote:Rubbish! Practice gives you experience which what you need; it would only be fake if you do not answer the question they ask you.

:devil: Having a bad day? ... :-# :-# :-# ... i'm not talking. ssshh [nothing] HeHe!!
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Postby Plavt » Thu, 09 Aug 2007 3:21 am

rev12000 wrote: :devil: Having a bad day? ... :-# :-# :-# ... i'm not talking. ssshh [nothing] HeHe!!


Oy!.................the more familiar you are with an issue the more experienced you become, even if it was something you had a devil of a time understanding in the first place. My point was to get away from a prearranged speech and be ready to answer anything. Something you have you have said yourself in so many words.

You must show your diligence, tact, patience and understanding young lady. :P :lol: :twisted:

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Postby rev12000 » Thu, 09 Aug 2007 10:25 am

Plavt wrote:
rev12000 wrote: :devil: Having a bad day? ... :-# :-# :-# ... i'm not talking. ssshh [nothing] HeHe!!


Oy!.................the more familiar you are with an issue the more experienced you become, even if it was something you had a devil of a time understanding in the first place. My point was to get away from a prearranged speech and be ready to answer anything. Something you have you have said yourself in so many words.

You must show your diligence, tact, patience and understanding young lady. :P :lol: :twisted:


Sorry, i'm still learning how to express myself in that few words. My mistake ... :(
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Re: getting off nervousness during interview

Postby rev12000 » Thu, 09 Aug 2007 10:30 am

Dear Cappy,
As Plavt had mentioned, in that few words.








Memorizing the introduction is what i did but don't memorize all possible questions.








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Postby trevormyboy » Thu, 09 Aug 2007 10:36 am

for me, i will practice my self intro in front of the mirror.help me a lot!

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Postby rev12000 » Thu, 09 Aug 2007 10:38 am

Plavt wrote:You must show your diligence, tact, patience and understanding young lady. :P :lol: :twisted:


Yes, Plavt. I shall learn to be all that. Appreciate your guidance and apologies for the mis-communications. [90 degree bow] Take much care and have a good day. Regards :lol:

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Re: getting off nervousness during interview

Postby VeniE » Thu, 09 Aug 2007 1:37 pm

rev12000 wrote:
cappy2104 wrote:hey guys

do u guys know any ways to getting off nervousness during interview? cause i tend to get very nervous during interview and my tongue will get twisted and cant speak properly during the interview... i just cant stay calm, any tips from u guys?? thanks


Cappy, if you don't mind i would like to share my experience. Before i went for the United Airline Interview, i was pacing up and down my corridor trying to prepare my introduction speech. I spend so much time on it that i could remember it without a hitch. Ideal, i thought to myself but on the day of the interview i lost the last word of my introduction and i was stunned for that 20 seconds. Still i go on with another inappropriate word and end the speech. With much luck i assume, i was later invited for the 2nd round. Till now, the speech i've prepared is still lingering in my head. Should anyone ask me to do a intro again, i'll speak with much confidence coz' i'm prepared for it. [without forgetting the last word of course] Yes, i must agree that to certain extend i felt like a robot but i'll advise you not to prepare yourself for every possible question. Else you would end up more STRESS than you expected. Last but not least, i would advise you to write down all the possible questions down on a sheet of paper and write your ideal answers down. Then you would know roughly how to answer them, should the interviews asked. Write as many times as you want BUT DO NOT MEMORIZE THEM, by memorizing them would only add more stress. Instead HeHeHeHeHe ... I suggest you memorize your intro speech, coz' your intro speech is something that would never change. I wish you all the best!! GAMBATE ... cheerios! :)


heyhey... i agree what u said... keke... me too... i'll memorise my self intro coz it's a very standard thingy they'll ask you to do... and prepare some notes as in what kind pf questions they might ask and prepare some points... coz this cant memorise de, sometimes they will twist and turn the question and you might end up saying the wrong thing or saying something which put youself down.. keke...

i believe whenever they ask any questions, always listen first and pick up the key words to help you... and if you dun understand the question ALWAYS ask the interview what he/she is asking or if they can rephrase. you wont wanna end up saying something which doesn't answer the question.. keke...
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Re: getting off nervousness during interview

Postby rev12000 » Thu, 09 Aug 2007 1:46 pm

Yeah, Venie. Least we think alike. :D CHEERS
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