When you're preparing for a job interview, it's natural to feel nervous. It's difficult to face any situation in which you know another person will be passing judgment about you and your abilities. However, you can remove a lot of the stress from the interviewing process simply by looking at the situation from a different perspective.

Most people who are looking for jobs focus on how they need to dress and act, and what they need to say during the interview process. These are very important considerations that should be taken seriously as part of the job interview preparation process. However, it's also important to think about the interview from the interviewer's point of view.

Looking at the interview process from the other side of the table can really ease your mind. When you think about it, you'll realize that the person interviewing you for the job is another human being who is working for a living. The person who is conducting the interview did not wake up one morning and decide to look for reasons to put you down and avoid hiring you.

If you have been invited to interview for a job, someone in the company saw something on your application or resume that made you look like a viable candidate for employment. The reason the company is scheduling interviews is because there are jobs that need to be filled. When the job is filled, the person who is interviewing you can spend his or her time engaged in other tasks. The fact of the matter is that the interviewer needs to fill the job just as badly as you want to be offered the job.

Of course, there is no guarantee that you are going to get a job just because you interview for it. You still have to make a good impression and convey to the interviewer the reasons why you can be the perfect addition the company's staff. However, it's a fact that job interviews don't have to be adversarial situations. When you make a positive impression and demonstrate that you're the right choice for the job, the outcome is a win-win situation for both you and the person conducting the interview.

Author's Bio: 

Mary G. White, M.A., SPHR, is co-founder of Mobile Technical Institute and MTI Business Solutions (www.mobiletechwebsite.com), where she teaches seminars, classes, and makes conference presentations on public relations, marketing and a number of additional management, customer service, and communication topics. Visit www.dailybizsolutions.com for small business marketing, PR, and operations advice. See www.dailycareerconnection.com for professional development tips and career advice.