How To Calm Interview Nerves

Candidate sitting at home with their laptop while the interview panel join in from different locations

Why We Get Nervous Before Job Interviews

Woman feeling pre interview nerves

Be Prepared for Stressful Situations

Exercise to Eliminate Interview Nerves

Get a Good Night’s Sleep

  • Get out in the sunshine during the daytime if you can and avoid blue light before bed. In combination, these two things will stimulate your natural circadian rhythm for a good night’s sleep.
  • Don’t drink caffeine after midday because it may prevent you from dropping off quickly.
  • Eliminate all light from your bedroom; even the tiniest LED can interfere with sleep.
  • Avoid alcohol — more on this below.
  • Spray lavender on your pillow, or put a handful of dried lavender flowers inside your pillowcase.
  • Try a natural supplement such as valerian or magnesium, which some people swear by for a good night’s sleep.
  • Reading, fiction novels, in particular, help your brain relax and give it something other to think about than your pre-job interview nerves.
  • Listening to a bedtime story has a similar effect to reading. There are many mobile phone apps featuring sleep stories designed to help you drift off.

Avoid Alcohol the Night Before Your Interview

Meditate the Morning of your Job Interview

A Few Final Words on Calming Pre Interview Nerves




Hi there! I’m Rachael, Marketing Manager at Adria Solutions Ltd. Read more about me here:

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Hi there! I’m Rachael, Marketing Manager at Adria Solutions Ltd. Read more about me here:

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