Question by  emmasma (14)

Is it a good idea to take a sip of alcohol prior to a job interview?

I am real nervous about a job interview, can I take a sip of alcohol to calm me prior to the interview?


Answer by  DevoutCatalyst (441)

It depends on you sir. If you aren't very intelligent I wouldn't jeopardise any of your faculties. If however you're more concerned that you'll come across awkward and hard to talk to then yes have a bit of Dutch courage. But obviously, have a spritz of cologne and a mint.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Absolutely do not do this. It will add the smell of alcohol to your body without even being drunk. This will kill the job interview.

Reply by DevoutCatalyst (441):
Bit of an exaggeration. Obviously it\'s not ideal but the chaps talking about a sip not bathing in vermouth. ^_^  add a comment

Answer by  alli64 (74)

It is not recommended to sip alcohol prior to any interview being that it may alter your mental status or the person interviewing you may smell it on your breath. There are plenty of other things to do to calm you beforehand such as meditation or even chewing gum may help you.


Answer by  debmalewski (1085)

That would be a huge mistake to do. You could be eliminated immediately from the hiring process if they suspect you have consumed any alcohol prior to your interview. To hire someone who requires a drink to interview would be a huge risk to the company, and most will not do so.


Answer by  TheAnswerFairy (2345)

That would be a very, very bad idea. You want to be as sharp and alert as possible during your interview, not dulled by alcohol. Not to mention that your breath will smell like booze if you drink beforehand. You may want to look into Alcoholics Anonymous if you can't feel calm without drinking.

You have 50 words left!