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Old 07-17-2012, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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If you are anxious you cuold also workout before your interview. This helps reduce your stress nervous jitters, and increases your energy.
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Syracuse IS Central New York.
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Think of an interview as "fun". A friend of mine, who is nearly always seeking a different job, told me to interview for "funsies". After I told him he was insane, I gave it a try. Just try to have fun with it. It does relax you and the more interviews you do, the better you get at it.
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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I PMed you regarding the meds. I was taking Beta blockers for a couple years for hypertension. They do work very well at suppressing the physiological symptoms of anxiety, but they do not effect the psychological symptoms. They basically work to block adrenaline in the body. They work great at allowing you to keep your composure and remain focused on things other than your anxiety.

I know what you are going through though. Interviews can be stressful. It's like someone basically looking at you with a magnifying glass, inspecting every inch of who you are. Any job that pays decent, the potential employer is going to do everything possible to make sure they are getting what they think their $$$ is worth. That's a good thing. It can also be stressful for those being interviewed.

Personally, I chew gum prior to interviews. I think it just keeps you busy and focused on other things. I also eat a light breakfast with plenty of fruit and oats. Nothing too heavy. I think exercise is great the day before, but I tend to recommend exercise as a cure all for everything
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:36 AM
 
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Thank you everyone for your advice. I'll incorporate as much as I can into my interview prep. I really like the idea of treating the interview like a fun situation. That sounds like a great way to relieve stress.

A friend sent me this infographic the other day and I think it gives a lot of good pointers.

What You Wish You'd Known Before Your Job Interview [Infographic] - Careers Articles
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