(MoneyWatch) Few people actually like job interviewing. It's nerve-wracking trying to show your "best" self to a perfect stranger. You're trying to prove you're the man or woman for the job and that you can handle stressful situations like this one. That's not easy, but there are some ways to pull yourself together and feel more confident.
Even if you're getting butterflies during your next interview, here are five ways to at least look less nervous.
Prepare solid talking points. It's always best to over-prepare for possible questions by not only researching the company and the person interviewing you, but also by preparing answers and practicing those responses. "Review the skills and experiences requested in the job announcement and have two to three examples of how you have demonstrated each one," said Distinguished Toastmaster and career consultant Jennifer Blanck. "This will strengthen your answers and allow you to show how your experience is relevant to the job or organization for which you're interviewing."