How to Handle Nervousness During a Job Interview


I feel very nervous when giving a job interview and there is a fear from inside.. What should I do ?

—Piu Banerjee, India


Dear Piu,

I’m sorry you are suffering from nervousness. It’s very common: of course you want to make a good impression, find the right job, and succeed. One tool that can address the fear from inside is meditation: the more you deliberately practice calmness through meditation, the more you will find that calmness returning to you in times of nervousness.

Another powerful tool for overcoming worry is to repeat a positive affirmation. Yogananda includes several affirmations in this article, “How to Have Courage, Calmness, and Confidence”, excerpted from a book of the same name.

Good luck, Piu! May God guide every step of your journey.