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The Calm before the Interview

Calm before Interview

Are your palms sweating?

Does the mere thought of interviewing make you cringe? Does it fill you with anxiety and dread? You are certainly not alone. A survey from Harris Interactive and Everest College concluded that as many as 92% of adults in the United States stress over one or more aspects of a job interview.

Do you have an important interview coming up? Stay calm; don’t sweat. As one of Florida’s leading employment agencies, we will offer you some excellent tips on how not to be a Nervous Nellie (or Ned) and how to remain calm before the interview. We hope you find this information helpful. Enjoy!

Make It Simple

Before an interview, it is important to view the process as simply and as non-threateningly as possible. When you boil it down, an interview is merely to validate that you would be a good “fit” and a positive contributor to the company where you are applying.

Do A Little Investigation

We recommend conducting a little investigative research prior to your interview. Determine all the qualities and values the organization is seeking and then try to portray how you might be a “fit”.

Collect Yourself

Check your appearance, smooth out any wrinkles, and remind yourself that you are the best candidate for the job. We also encourage you to do a breathing exercise right before you go in. Do this 8 times in succession: Breathe deep for 8 seconds, hold for 8 seconds, and then exhale for 8 seconds. And repeat.


You may be a bundle of nerves on the inside, but do your best not to let it show. Take a moment to relax your face and smile. Make sure you stay bright and cheery throughout the interview. We are not suggesting you be someone you are not, but remain upbeat. It will reflect well on you, as positive vibes tend to be contagious.


If you are still feeling nervous, it is okay. A little “stage fright” can be a good thing, as it means you care. We wish you the best during your job search and remember our expert recruiters are always here to assist you with questions. Happy Interviewing!



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