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5 Foods to Avoid Before Your Interview

Adam Starr | MonsterCollege

March 30, 2010

Hydration Hell

It is very important to drink a lot of water. However, you don’t want to gulp an entire bottle before you sit down for a long interview. If you have to leave the interview more than once to relieve yourself, your interviewer won’t be impressed with your dedication to healthy living — instead she’ll just think you’re unprofessional.

On the opposite side of the hydration spectrum, it is also imperative that you don’t drink alcohol before your appointment. While you may be tempted to relieve your nerves with a little “liquid courage,” if your interviewer smells alcohol on your breath, you won’t be getting the job — that certainly doesn’t make for a very happy hour.

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