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10 Subtle Ways to Sabotage Your Interview

Jeff Hindenach | NursingLink

Nervous Energy/Being Hyper

Problem: Showing that you are excited and energetic about your new job is good, but nervous energy paints a whole different picture. Constantly bouncing your leg, tapping your finger, or shifting around every 10 seconds is distracting and shows that you are unable to sit still, which is unprofessional. If you can’t sit through a 30-minute interview, how are you going to manage to hold a clamp at precisely the right angle for an entire surgery? You get the idea.

How to Fix It: Take deep, steady breaths beforehand. Pay attention to your breathing during the interview processs, make sure it hasn’t quickened, and keep it at a slow, steady pace. Pretend your feet are cemented to the floor to keep your legs from bouncing. And keep the hand gestures to a minimum!

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