Job Search Tip: How to Eliminate Anxiety before an Interview!

November 10th, 2011 | Interviewing | No Comments »

Who would have thought that exercising would be a pre-interview tip to success? But indeed, working out can help you decrease anxiety before an interview. It will help you stay happy and worry-free when speaking with a potential employer.

There is no doubt that hiring managers can smell nervousness and discomfort when they are interviewing a candidate. Don’t let anxiety get in the way of getting the position you dreamed of.

Exercise has been proven to improve stamina, mood, and stress. These attributes will allow you to shine while interviewing with employers. Employers want to see someone who is excited and enthusiastic, but anxiety prevents this.

Exercising before an interview has been scientifically proven to result in better performance. The studies show that consistent physical activity produces serotonin and dopamine in the brain. These “brain drugs” create the positive results like lower stress levels, which, in turn, results in a good mental well-being.

Consistency is key for the best results. Whichever physical activity you choose, you must make sure you are doing this on a regularly basis. If not, then instead of taking away anxiety, it will actually shock the system. It will have the opposite effect and cause you to look as if you had been beaten!

The studies show it, so why not increase your chances at an interview and get yourself in better shape? Exercising as little as 30 minutes a day can make a world of difference. Just don’t go to the interview with sweat dripping down your face. Good luck!

-By Layla Nourahmadi

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