Stress-Relief Exercises That Will Calm Your Interview Anxiety: Most career experts will advise you to practice answering interview questions, but there's another kind of rehearsal that can prepare you in a different way -- the rehearsal that's all in your mind. "Research shows that experiencing success increases our confidence, even if that experience is imagined," says Harley Sears, a Consulting Hypnotist. To get into a mental rehearsal, Sears recommends that you make yourself comfortable, close your eyes, take a few deep breaths and allow your muscles to relax. "See yourself as calm, focused and prepared -- confidently answering any questions throughout the interview. Allow yourself to feel strong, confident and proud while visualizing your successful interview."