Answered by Charlene, Hiring Expert at Gap Inc., on Tuesday, March 29, 2016
This is a great question, and you are not alone in this situation! As you stated, "when I'm nervous", this occurs, my first piece of advice is to practice, practice, practice interviewing with different people. The more you practice the less nervous you will be when it comes to the read deal. You may still be a little nervous, however the more confident you are with the scenario and the possible questions the more comfortable you will be in the actual interview. Always dress for the occassion which may include layers, and just for wicking materials so that you aren't adding layers to an uncomfortable level. Bring a handkerchief tucked in your pocket so that you can wipe away any perspiration on your face and hands. As for the interviewer, the most important thing we want to do is make you comfortable, giving you the most likely situation for success, and so if the interviewer ask reassure them that you are comfortable, healthy and just a little nervous. This will put the interviewer at ease and they will most likely reassure you that you have no reason to be nervous. One last thing to make you less nervous and more confident: they have seen your resume, reviewed your experience and skills, and really just want to get to know you better. Take this opportunity to bring your best self along with your most confident self! Good Luck.