Drinking wine before interview?

When I have meet ups with people, I'm very authentic and people always want to work with me (hence all these interviews from networking). But when it comes to actual interview, I'm always very mechanical. 
In college, I drank wine before an interview to become a research assistant, and I got the academic role out of 18 other students. Mind you - I only prepared 15 min for this interview. And I connected with the researcher very well. 
 

so you think I should drink some wine before these interviews so I'm more talkative and more natural? 

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Comments (31)

May 10, 2022 - 9:57am
BenBernyankin', what's your opinion? Comment below:

It's fine honestly, I had a massive presentation for my capstone class in college and took some beta-blockers and did amazingly well. If it eases you up, go for it.

They don't call it wining and dining clients for no reason. 

May 12, 2022 - 5:37pm
Troy McClure, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I tried beta blockers once and made me dizzy af

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May 10, 2022 - 10:43am
Halfastbejornson, what's your opinion? Comment below:

If something helps you relax and think clearly when every single thing you say has massive implications on your career, you probably should do it.

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May 10, 2022 - 12:08pm
plskystks, what's your opinion? Comment below:

lmao i did this in college actually when i gave 0 fucks for my citi IB phone interviews, ended up getting final rounds and an offer (did final round sober). Already had an offer from a better bank and friend invited me to an open bar, who would've turned that down? just don't get smashed and you'll be fine

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May 10, 2022 - 9:57pm
GoingToBeAnMD, what's your opinion? Comment below:

You are receiving some horrific advice in this thread. 

If you really want a chance at a career and making an impact in a position - not just another job - then you should always seek to represent your authentic self, not the tipsy version of yourself. 

If you feel like you can't do this and alcohol helps you behave in social situations, then I would advise you to consider if this is something you should discuss with a mental health professional and address any underlying issues that drive this. You'll never be truly happy - in work or life - until you get to the root cause of this. 

Good luck. 

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May 10, 2022 - 10:26pm
eloquence, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Don't think there's anything wrong with a very small amount - like half a glass. That's not even tipsy, if you need just something to take the edge off that's fine. I know plenty of people that have a beer before interviews for the same reason

Also the reply above - not being yourself in an interview is one thing, but interviews are a nervous situation for everyone... mental health professional for mild interview nerves, seriously? if something like a small amount of alcohol makes the difference, go for it

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May 11, 2022 - 1:37am
WolfofWSO, what's your opinion? Comment below:

K-Peezy

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If you think I'd take any sober candidate seriously, you're mistaken. Believe me. The most prestigious candidates are pulling up after dropping heavy doses of ludes while still interviewing like a rockstar. Zips these days think they are hot sht after taking fentanyl, aka fake coke!!!

Take your wine sipping to Mutual of Omaha. You're not cut for Wall Street.

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May 12, 2022 - 5:45pm
Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:

This guy fucks

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

May 12, 2022 - 5:26pm
financeabc, what's your opinion? Comment below:

This has to be a troll post.  If this is a serious topic, it has to be one of the dumbest ideas I have seen on here.  

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May 12, 2022 - 5:39pm
Troy McClure, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Better tipsy than hungover

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May 12, 2022 - 7:02pm
Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:

So benzos basically 

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

May 13, 2022 - 3:13am
Gucci Loafers, what's your opinion? Comment below:

You'll get into the habit of drinking alcohol every time when you have something important in your professional life, which could happen 3/4 days every week considering it's a stressful job. Down the road, you will wake up in some years and ask yourself why you're an alcoholic.

So, to get to the point, don't use external substances to accomplish things in life because that's why some people get "addicted" to Adderall, alcohol, marihuana, etc. It isn't because those are addictive per se, instead it's because the person they become when they take those substances it's way better than the one which they are when sober. It does more harm than good (financially, relationships, thougths, etc.).

Embrace yourself and change from within.

May 13, 2022 - 12:05pm
Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:

"marihuana"?

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

May 13, 2022 - 9:11am
Sequoia, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Honestly I'm a bit terrified reading this as I can see this leading down a path of addiction. I know it's not starting there, but what happens when you use alc as a crutch for other social situations? Every time before a date, every time before seeing friends, etc? It'll creep into your life

Don't give something like this an opening 

May 13, 2022 - 11:17am
GoingToBeAnMD, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I agree with you. But what's even more terrifying on here is how many of these moronic peers are saying "go ahead, its OK". That is horrible advice. Exactly how many idiot alcoholics are in this thread???

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May 13, 2022 - 12:05pm
RideVermont, what's your opinion? Comment below:

You just discovered functioning alcoholism. congrats man. Seriously though, depending on booze to calm your anxiety/nerves is a one way ticket to be an alcoholic 

May 16, 2022 - 2:06pm
Action Jackson III, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Drink half as much coffee as you normally do before the interview. The nerves will make up the balance and you should feel a bit better.

I wouldn't rely on alcohol. You'll come back to it as a crutch.

May 19, 2022 - 8:36pm
Infovest, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Probably not the best idea just in case the interviewer picks up on the smell and automatically disqualifies you. But I guess if it works for you ....

May 19, 2022 - 10:11pm
luketr, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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May 20, 2022 - 4:34am
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