Answered by Kelly, Hiring Expert at Merck & Co., Inc., on Friday, May 3, 2013
You are not alone. Many people are nervous during an interview, me included. It sounds basic, but practice really does make perfect. Having mock interviews with family or friends can make a difference. The more you interview, even fake interviews, the more confident you will feel. You probably have more “experience” than you are giving yourself credit for. Past positions have provided certain experiences that sometimes seem unimportant but really do add value. Reflect on what you experienced in school and other jobs and incorporate it into your interview.