4 Tips To Unwind Before An Interview, So You Can Look Confident And Feel Confident

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4 Tips To Unwind Before An Interview, So You Can Look Confident And Feel Confident

The interview process is stressful enough without having to worry about looking your best.

That’s why it’s important to take some time before the big day arrives, so you can relax and feel better about yourself.

Here are 4 ways to prep for an interview:

1. Practice deep breathing.

Deep breathing is an effective way to relax because it slows down your heart rate and reduces stress.

You can do it anywhere you want—in the car on your way to work or at home before bed—and it’s free! All you need is a few moments of quiet and space.

To get started with deep breathing exercises, find a quiet place where you won’t be interrupted for about 10 minutes (or longer if necessary).

Sit up straight in a comfortable position so that there’s no tension in any part of your body (the idea is not to slouch).

Then take slow, deep breaths through both nostrils as if someone had just punched them out from behind.

Don’t worry about how long this takes; just try taking 4-6 breaths per second until they feel like normal breathing patterns again after about 2 minutes have passed by without needing any breaks whatsoever between each time period!

2. Take a few minutes out of your day to stretch your limbs.

Stretching is a great way to relax and feel more alert. It can also help you feel confident, relaxed, and ready for the interview.

To stretch: Stand up straight with feet shoulder-width apart and palms facing forward.

Slowly lean over at an angle of approximately 45 degrees from your torso toward the floor until you feel tension in your back muscles (but not pain).

Then slowly return back up into a standing position without letting go of this stretch until it becomes uncomfortable again or until someone tells you otherwise!

3. Set up a pre-interview snack or drink — or both.

  • If you’re having a snack before your interview, make sure it’s healthy. You don’t want to get so hungry that you eat too much and feel bloated or drunk, or have a sugar rush from the food.
  • Don’t drink alcohol before an interview unless it’s part of your job description (like bartending). Alcohol can interfere with your ability to think clearly and focus on the task at hand, which may lead to mistakes in judgment while on the job.
  • Avoid foods with high amounts of salt or sugar; both increase blood pressure and make it harder for you to relax during stressful times like interviews!

4. Practice your interview skills before the big day comes.

The more you practice, the better you’ll be. And don’t worry if it feels like your skill level is still low—it will improve with time and experience.

Here are some ways to practice:

  • Answer questions with confidence, even when you don’t know the answer. If someone asks what your favorite color is, try responding by saying something like “blue” or “purple” instead of giving an actual answer like “green” or whatever else comes to mind first (which probably won’t meet their expectations anyway). It takes time and effort, but it’s worth doing because this will help build confidence in interviews which leads us down our path toward getting hired!


Relaxing before an interview can help you feel confident and prepared for the interview.

It’s important to remember that the key to a successful interview is having a good attitude, so make sure that you’re relaxed before your big day!

When you are relaxed, your mind will be at ease and your nerves will not be as high. This can help you to answer questions more easily, focus on what’s being asked of you in the interview, and feel confident about yourself so that when it comes time for the questions themselves, they won’t cause any anxiety or stress.


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