7 Tips for Calming Down Before an Interview

One of the greatest challenges job seekers have is staying calm before an interview. An interview can make them anxious, even if they’re confident in their abilities and have prepared for weeks. If you can relate to this, check out seven tips for calming down before an interview from the Houston recruiters at Murray Resources:

Tip #1: Go for a Walk

Some fresh air and sunshine are sure to ease any anxiety you may be facing. If your interview is over the phone, take a walk around your neighborhood. If it’s in person, walk around the building for a few minutes before you go in.

Tip #2: Plan a Fun Activity After the Interview

Interviewing is no walk in the park. Reward yourself for going through the process by planning something fun to do for after the interview. The thought of a relaxing massage, trip to your favorite store, or nice dinner out may give you something exciting to focus on and look forward to.

Tip #3: Eat a Good Meal

Refrain from going into an interview with an empty stomach. Food is fuel and you need it to perform your very best. You can enjoy a nice salad or a hearty casserole, anything to prevent your stomach from grumbling while you’re in your interview.

Tip #4: Call a Positive Person

Right before an interview, call a friend or family member who can give you a good pep talk and reassure you that you’ll do great. Sometimes, a hint of positivity from someone who loves you is all you need to succeed.

Tip #5: Listen to Music

Prior to an interview, listen to your favorite tunes. Music can distract you from any anxious thoughts you may have and get you excited for the interview. You can listen to music in the car while you’re on your way to the interview or at home on your phone or computer before a phone interview.

Tip #6: Arrive Early

Give yourself plenty of time to get to an in-person interview. You may even consider arriving a half hour to an hour early so you can go to a nearby coffee shop and relax before it’s time for the interview.

Tip #7: Have a Good Laugh

Laughter is truly the best medicine before a job interview. Watch a funny video on YouTube, call a friend who makes you laugh, or read some jokes online. Doing these things are sure to reduce any feelings of stress and anxiety.

Learn About Interview Prep at Murray Resources

In addition to these tips, professional interview prep from our Houston recruiters may ease your nerves before an interview. Contact us today to find out about how we can help you better prepare for interviews, along with connecting with great job leads. We look forward to hearing from you!