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How To Calm Your Nerves For Your First Interview

Everyone knows your first interview can be stressful. You want to look good and you definitely don’t want to make yourself look like a fool or say the wrong things. First impressions are crucial, especially during a job interview. You never know exactly how an interview will go. With a few tips, you will get a head start and swing the interview in your favor.

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Calming Your Nerves

Going into the interview, chances are you might feel a little nervous.

Completely natural.

Remember, this is one hundred percent normal and it is ok to feel this way. But also remember to not let it get the best of you. Keep your head up and push on ahead.

The following are simple and easy methods that can help to calm your nerves:

Take A Walk. Take a few minutes the day before or even an hour or half-hour before your interview just to clear your head. The fresh air and exercise will help to clear a clouded mind.

Eat A Good Breakfast or Lunch. Avoid going into an interview on an empty stomach. Antioxidant-rich foods will give you the energy boost that you need to formulate full sentences.

People do better when they are not hungry and especially when they are energized for their day. It is just a fact.

Listen To Music. Putting on some tunes is always a great way to shift your mindset. Turn on your favorite artist, song or soundscapes. Anything that gets you into your ‘enlightened’ state. Music is one of the greatest motivators.

Call A Friend Or Family Member. Friends and family can also be great motivators. It will help you to talk to someone close to you. You will remember someone has your back regardless of the outcome.

Be Ready To Accept Failure. The worst-case scenario– you won’t get the job. That is ok as well. You can never let that break your spirit or psyche. It’s just an interview and at the end of the day, you will have more interviews to come.

Dust Yourself Off and Keep on Moving. If you want to succeed in anything, you MUST be willing to fail and fall flat on your face a couple of times. It is part of success.

Study The Employer. It is always good to know everything you can about the employer before going to an interview. This will provide you with the confidence to calm down a bit.

Good luck!

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