Tips on calming nerves and anxiety before an interview?

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The fact that you’re nervous means you care about this job. That’s a good thing.

I usually follow this guideline:

1. Read about the company (mission, vision, principles, current events)
2. Study the job description and get a clear idea of the requirements and skills needed
3. Learn a new skill, if needed
4. Practice answering behavioral/tech questions
5. Come up with questions for them

15 minutes before the call, I remind myself that I put in the work, take some deep breaths, and, if it’s virtual, I make sure I’m standing up tall.

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