Finding a valuable job opportunity that suits your professional skills but losing it right away, because you are stammering during the interview is ironic. A candidate who appears first time has already many fears in mind about looming failure. The environment also gets candidates into tension.
Every individual seeks opportunity but two or three are selected. Thinking that you might be out of the list of selected candidates took many interviewees into depression and they lost inevitable jobs before they could avail themselves the chance of getting a job.
You first lose hope, then opportunity, when you think negatively about yourself like your, are contemptible or you don’t fit in this post because you happen to be stammer. These thoughts low down self-esteem. You have to be strong enough so you can take chance in all positive ways because interviews play a vital role in building confidence. You need to have a firm belief in other qualities you have, so stammering can be controlled and managed by highlighting other personality characteristics.
Before discussing the ways to cope with stammering an interview, let’s investigate a situation where you start stammering as this speech disorder will be with you every time.
Stammering is Variable. You don’t judge where you will start stammering
- You may stammer at the beginning of the interview.
- Sometimes, it is the consequence of sudden unexpected change that leads you to get stammered. It means you are being asked those questions which seem irrelevant or knotty.
- Stammering reaches the highest point when you are nervous.
- When you are asked brain teasers, stammering will go to its highest momentum.
Another main factor is that you need to judge that what type of environment, and questions keep you vocally weak in front of interviewer then you can work on it and overcome your stammering.
There are some tips to cope with stammering
Accept yourself as you are
This condition will always remain with you. Don’t suppose your vocal weakness a disability. Keep yourself optimistic about your goals and be passionate about the future. Once you start accepting your stammering, you will be more confident as you become stronger to live with being stammer and you will not feel awkward while speaking and will start neglecting others’ peculiar responses. You will be more determined in the presence of other speakers. It boosts your self-confidence.
Moreover, maintain eye contact when speaking to people. Always remember you could be best for the job, you are going to apply apart of that you happen to stammer.
Do research about the ambiance of the company where you are going to get interviewed
Every company sets certain specified criteria, on the basis of it they select a candidate who comes on their requirements. You must prepare before going to the interview. You should ask about the company and its requirements from the persons who refer you.
You should visit their website for self-preparation. Your homework reduces nervousness and builds up confidence, hence you will overcome the condition of a stammer at the beginning of the interview.
Get yourself trained through a mock interview
You can control stammering by attending mock interview sessions through which your voice tone, pauses between the conversation and sudden stammering can be lower down. It can be held in a group or online. Your communication power will get you to familiar with the interview setting, as it is close to the actual interview.
You also work on unvocal expression through this practice. Usually, interviews consist of two parts. One based on static questions and the second is dynamic questions. Static questions have been almost the same for ages.
- You will be asked to introduce yourself.
- You will be asked about the context of the organization.
- You will be asked that where would you see yourself after five years.
- You will be asked about your weakness and strength.
Transform your strength into confidence for dynamic questions
Dynamic questions are unpredictable. They might be brainteaser, technical or educational. You are also judged by asking opinion-based questions.
Moreover, the interviewer may arbitrate you by asking behavioral questions. You have to be mentally prepared for the uncertain questions, so you cope up stammering and gather all attention to give answers with the least stammering. Your gesture must be confident, which will be helpful in maintaining your communication fluency.
Enhance your communication skills
Although stammering is part of your personality, so you cannot eliminate it completely but you can make other aspects in your favor. You must enhance other traits that belong to communication which are as follows
When the interviewer is speaking you should listen and take enough time, this moment will be beneficial to overcome your stammering. You could jumble the works you are going to deliver. Handle that moment with diplomacy and body language.
Clarity of Voice
When you are vocal, be considerate. Attain the gesture that shows your thoughtfulness. Keep your voice in one tone. Take pauses if needed. This will be maintained if you speak in front of a mirror or in front of different people before going for an Interview.
Answer should be informative and logical
Always remember when you are going to give an answer, it should have complete information that is required. Irrelevant information may generate more questions. The interviewer may ask simple questions is a tricky way, they might seem confusing and you might get nervous, if you will have sufficient research on your subject you will smartly communicate with logics and shreds of evidence.
It is wisely advisable that realization of any weakness, acceptance of it, and live with this weakness build confidence. Confidence builds inner strength and your inner strength build capacity in your personality to face difficulties, eventually, you consider it as a compulsory factor that can reduce but cannot be eliminated completely. I must say weakness cannot be a barrier in the path of success