Ten Songs Guaranteed to Relieve Pre-Interview Nervousness

Ten Songs Guaranteed to Relieve Pre-Interview Nervousness

By Elizabeth Barrera

Anxiety and nervous breakdowns can be the worst. Especially when you’re prepping for an interview with a competitive company you’ve been longing to work for. For one, getting them to look at your resume is a big deal. Unless you’re off-the-charts badass, then you’ve got to have a plug to get past that first step. Then comes the phone screen, and a potential second interview, before getting to the final interview with a panel of five.

Well luckily, I made it to the second interview. My blood was rushing, legs kept shaking, and I was pretty much half of the first verse in Eminem’s Lose Yourself. I kept going over my notes again and again, making sure I didn’t sound stupid. Then, I decided to pray to relax myself and leave everything in God’s hands, which was a pretty good tactic, but it still didn’t ease my nerves. So I decided to eat a piece of chocolate. According to my mom, eating chocolate helps ease your anxiousness. I don’t know if there’s scientific proof behind it, but my mom is almost 99% right always, so I tend to believe what she says. It wasn’t until my friend asked me what song gassed me up that I realized that, I, a music lover, didn’t have a playlist to gas me up before something as nerve wracking as a job interview. So because of this, I created a playlist of songs that helped me feel confident about myself and excited about whatever it is I'm about to do. Hopefully this playlist also helps you ease up a little before a job interview or even a date, meeting your significant other’s family, etc. 

And just a few tips before going in for the hunt:

  1. Don't forget to brush your teeth and floss.
  2. Make sure you're properly clothed - fresh and clean takes the win.
  3. Wear neutral or no nail polish.
  4. Stay hydrated - this can help prevent the cotton mouth you may experience.
  5. Don't use lotion (unless you don't get sweaty palms like I do).

Good luck, you got this! Now check out the playlist below to pump you up before your interview!

 

 

 

She Talks About Him Like He Put the Stars in the Sky

She Talks About Him Like He Put the Stars in the Sky

I Love My Small Chest and You Should, Too

I Love My Small Chest and You Should, Too