As you search for a new job, you can expect to have an interview at some point. Interviews are the life blood of the job search. Without this meeting, you can't get hired at a new company. Even when you're qualified and prepared for the interview, you may still feel nervous for the following reasons. You're excited at the prospect of working for the new company. When a job gets you really excited, you may struggle to contain your enthusiasm. While this isn't a bad thing, it could translate to you worrying about your performance so much that you perform worse than normal. You're having a bad day. You may have spent days getting ready for this important interview. When the big day finally came, you got stuck in traffic, spilled coffee on your shirt, and had a fight with your carpool buddy. With all these stressful events, you may struggle to focus on the interview. This in turn can increase your anxiety about the process. You haven't had to interview in years. When you hold the same position for a decade, you may get a little rusty on your interviewing skills. If it's been a while, it's not surprising that you have a little extra nervousness.