Career Management

Going for a job interview can be nerve-wracking.

If you really want to make a good impression, you will need nerves of steel!

Of course, you want to make the best impression possible, and there are a number of ways to ensure you create a positive reaction from your interview.

Many individuals have their own practices before going to their interviews. Some wear their lucky ties, or socks. Some wake up extra early. Some take a cup of strong coffee. But is taking strong coffee really a good idea when going to your interview?

Could coffee do the trick?

Admittedly, coffee helps in perking you up. If you had a long, sleepless night, and you want to appear more alert, then this is probably a good idea. The caffeine in coffee has aided individuals in improved mental capacities.

Knowing this, you would definitely want to go into your interview with a clear head. It is a good idea to look alert and smart during your interview. If you have the energy to be perky, no matter what time your job interview is, then this will work definitely to your advantage. Take strong coffee, to make a strong impression on your interviewer.

It may not always be the best option:

However, you have to also be warned that while strong coffee may give you a strong impression, it might not necessarily be a good strong impression.

Coffee is known as a diuretic, which means that it has the ability to make you want to urinate a few moments after drinking. For particularly strong coffee, the effect may take place sooner. Do you really want to go into an interview, then squirm uncomfortable halfway through it, that is definitely not a good sign for your potential employer. If you want to avoid this embarrassing situation, it might be best to avoid strong coffee before your interview.

For some individuals, coffee causes them to experience heart palpitations. It may increase heart rate, and leave the individual breathless and a little jittery. As the person being interviewed, you do not want to come off as nervous and trembling. This would make you appear as if you are lying to your interviewer, and will ruin your credibility from the get-go. Try to avoid strong coffee if you get these effects upon drinking it.


In the end, it is really up to you. If you know that coffee will be effective for you in terms of keeping you alert, then go ahead and drink strong coffee before your interview. However, if you are uncertain about what coffee can do for you, then try to avoid this prior to your interview. Of course, just to be on the safe side, avoid taking anything that you don’t usually take prior to your interview, to avoid any untoward situations.

When going into interviews, you should not rely on any particular drink or food to get you going. Just prepare yourself internally and make sure that you have all your requirements ready; and you will definitely nail that interview.

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