Tips for Job Interview with Sweaty Hands
Do you have sweaty hands? This condition is often made worse by stress and intense situations. For most of us, it doesn’t get more stressful than a job interview. Even with stress it is possible to win a job interview with sweaty hands. Let’s explore some of the best tips to get passed sweaty hands and get that job.
Find What Calms You
Whether you have sweaty hands or not, you need to find out what will calm you during an interview. Do you need to squeeze a hand? Maybe a stress ball? Sometimes people can calm down by picturing a calm beach, a rain forest, or imagining the sound of the waves.
By calming yourself, you are going to do better at the interview in the first place. You will also have the added benefit of reducing the amount of sweat in your hands.
An important thing to remember is to not let your calming techniques distract you from the interview or take away from your performance. For example, closing your eyes is definitely not a good idea. You also want to make sure that you are able to hear and pay attention to everything that is said.
Eat And Drink Right Beforehand
We all know that drinking alcohol before an interview is a guaranteed way to not get a job, but did you know there other things to avoid? Foods you might want to eat?
Coffee should be avoided before an interview as it will give you coffee breath, give you the jitters, and make it more likely that your palms will start to sweat. The chemicals in your coffee will mess with your brain and body, increasing the likelihood of sweating.
Low blood sugar is also a cause of sweaty palms. Eating only healthy meals and monitoring your food intake for a few days before an interview will help to make sure you don’t get sweaty hands. Diabetics are the most at risk from low blood sugar sweat hands but for those with hyperhidrosis, lower blood sugar can increase the amount you sweat or make it more likely for you to sweat.
Healthy food also helps to prepare you mentally and with energy for your interview. Good food choices have been proven to jump start your ability to think and operate.
Prepare, Prepare, Prepare
There is no way to get your confidence back more than preparing for an interview. You will go in knowing what to expect, what to say, and how you are the right person for the job. Good confidence will help you to reduce your stress and with that, reduce your sweaty hands.
In order to prepare for a job interview, you need to know your resume by memory. This is only a start though. Researching the company, those who work for it, and those who will be interviewing you will help you to know what to say and do. Lastly, make sure you review each question that they are likely to ask and come up with a solid answer. Practice these answers so that you can give them without having to take time to remember.
You know everything, you have memorized everything, but that doesn’t matter if you haven’t tried it out. Have a friend (or friends) host a couple of mock interviews with you in order to prepare you mentally. This also helps you to get a better idea of what to expect. Unless you are interviewing constantly, you are probably not used to being asked questions.
A lot of different techniques over the years have been tried to reduce sweaty hands. One of the most effective treatments that you can do at home is iontophoresis. With this treatment, a mild electric current is run through water and it discourages sweating. It has been found to be very effective and as such, a lot of manufacturers have come up with devices to end sweaty hands.
Make sure to start treatments with enough time for them to take effect before your interview.
Iontophoresis combined with other tips that we have talked about here, you will notice that your sweaty hands are no longer a problem during your interview. You can get that job with confidence.
For many people, sweaty hands aren’t just an inconvenience, they are a confidence breaker. With reduced confidence due to sweaty hands you will reduce your chances of being able to get a job. But by following these tips you can get your confidence back.