Help for interview anxiety?

Hi guys,

I've been recruiting for about ~7 months now, no jobs or anything, but have noticed my pre-interview anxiety is SKYROCKETING. I mean, the last interview I had, I threw up before the interview, which is something that has never happened to me before. I'm not sure if I'm burned out, or feel the crushing pressure of disappearing jobs starting to get to me (I don't want to be permanently locked out of this industry at the age of 19, but I feel like it's going to be that way) but all my interview confidence has disappeared, and I've started having panic attacks days before interviews. How do you guys cope with interview anxiety, and any subsequent physical symptoms?

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Jun 28, 2022 - 8:40pm
BoutiqueAsc, what's your opinion? Comment below:

The jitters will go away the more you interview - maybe even interview for jobs you don't care about as much to "get some reps" 

Jun 28, 2022 - 8:44pm
mr_struggle_2, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I feel like it's just getting worse? Like, the more the summer goes on, the higher the stakes are getting, and the worse the jitters are. I have an interview tomorrow for capital markets (not even IB) but at this point I just physically feel like I can't do this anymore. 

Jun 28, 2022 - 9:52pm
pappymason, what's your opinion? Comment below:

was also going to say propranolol but someone beat me to it. I have noticed my public speaking / presentation anxiety has skyrocketed the last year or so (perhaps related to wfh and sitting on zoom calls all day idk). I never liked public speaking but the last year or so i could barely make it through a presentation because my heart would pound out of my chest and make my voice shake. Was like my body was preparing to fight a goddamn saber tooth tiger to the death. I started taking propranolol and it really helps in keeping my heart rate normal when doing any type of public speaking, which keeps the rest of my body/brain calm. Would highly recommend you take a look into it. It's also very cheap. 

  • Prospect in PE - Other
Jul 9, 2022 - 3:47pm

If you are getting so much anxiety for interviewing with capital markets / finance roles. You should probably consider how mentally and physically brutal those roles are if you were to work in them as I am sure they will end up becoming much more stressful than your interviews

Jul 9, 2022 - 8:26pm
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