Hi my name is Michelle, I’m 26 yrs. old, and I need help. I’m not too sure if I have some sort of social problem, but I think interviews are frustrating and scary. I think my shyness ruins my chances of landing the job of my dreams.
There are certain people that I can talk to, and I feel comfortable around them, and then there are the ones who are expressionless–those are the ones that make me feel like I’m boring them and wasting their time. Sometimes I know exactly what I want to say, but it comes out totally different and awkward because I’m so nervous. That’s when I feel like people are staring at me like ‘What is she talking about.’ which makes matters worse. Then after the interview I’m thinking–‘I should have said this or that.’
Is there any advice or something I could do to calm down before and during the interview that will help me seem confident and sure about myself? any suggestions are greatly appreciated.