Anxiety during technical phone or in-person interview???




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You are not alone. But here is what you could do. First of all, just know that you CAN solve the problem in front of you and just focus on the problem, and not your anxiety.
Next, get 2-3 friends to do "mock" interviews with you on the phone. Share a google doc, and write code together.
Do this a few times and it will help.

- experiments.with.fb March 22, 2015 | Flag Reply
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You are not alone!!

I have recently screwed up interviews Google (2 times) , splunk, Microsoft & few more for the same reason... I can easily solve those problems when I am alone..
I have lot of industry experience...But still not able to come out it...looking for a solution to my anxiety problem..

- Sandy March 05, 2015 | Flag Reply
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Same for me.

- commodius_vicus March 12, 2015 | Flag Reply
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Practice makes permanent. Positive attitude will help. To overcome these issues, there should be zero pressure on your interview. How? You interview when you don't need a job (even if they offer you a job, you know for sure you won't accept it). You choose to interview with companies that you know you dislike the most (sorting ...).

- BrianN March 20, 2015 | Flag
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I have the same problem and have been trying to tackle it with a few different trials. Here is what has worked well for me so far.

1. It is proven scientifically that there is no difference between being actually performing an action or simulating the same in your mind. For example, the same set of nerves fired for an athlete when he was asked to imagine if he was on the track field vs when he was actually on track field. I tried the same. I bought a white board at my place, imagined that someone was in front of me and then just picked up a random question from leetcode. It actually made me nervous for a first few questions. After a couple of days, I could clearly feel the difference. I was much more comfortable on white board. And surprisingly, it helped me in one of my in person interview (only taken one in person interview so far). I was able to think clearly.

2. The same thing goes for a phone interview. Try out solving some questions on leetcode, hackerrank with a timer (be honest with yourself). You might get nervous in the beginning, but you will get into that comfort zone soon.

3. I have never tried this, but ask your friend / relative in the same field to take your interview and see how well you do. I have heard from a couple of friends that it works.

Also, don't revise anything on the day of interview. It helped me a lot to stay relaxed.

- animageofmine April 09, 2015 | Flag Reply




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