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:
- Don't forget to brush your teeth and floss.
- Make sure you're properly clothed - fresh and clean takes the win.
- Wear neutral or no nail polish.
- Stay hydrated - this can help prevent the cotton mouth you may experience.
- 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!