Normalizing the Jitters: Embracing Nerves and Anxiety in Interviews

High Performance Nursing

Normalizing the Jitters: Embracing Nerves and Anxiety in Interviews

July 26, 2023

Normalizing the Jitters: Embracing Nerves and Anxiety in Interviews

On this episode of High Performance Nursing, host Liam Caswell explores the topic of normalizing nerves in interviews. He delves into the experience of feeling a wide range of emotions, such as excitement, nervousness, fear, and anxiety, drawing parallels to the roller coaster of emotions experienced at a theme park.

Liam emphasizes the impact of our thoughts on our physical state and highlights the importance of recognizing that external events do not dictate our thoughts and feelings. He unravels the subconscious brain’s role in seeking safety and the power in choosing new thoughts that reduce nerves and anxiety.

Liam includes practical tips for managing interview nerves, such as reframing physical symptoms as normal and engaging in positive self-talk. Throughout the episode, he stresses the importance of normalizing and accepting all emotions during interviews and in life, and provides guidance on rewriting our inner narrative for a more empowering and confident mindset.

Join Liam on this insightful episode as he shares strategies to navigate interview nerves and excel in your career as a graduate nurse.


[00:00:32] Terrifying thoughts while at theme park rides.

[00:05:49] Challenge beliefs about the capability for interview success.

[00:10:24] Coaching unleashes confidence; normalize nerves, rewrite thoughts.

[00:13:23] Normalize mistakes and deliver your best interview.

[00:16:44] Helping people, affordable pricing, join us.


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