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The Job Hunting Podcast Episode 81

Coffee hacks to help you prepare for a job interview.

Did you know that coffee and caffeine can help you prepare and perform better for your job interview? As if we needed more reasons to drink it, right?! But in all seriousness, you need to be very careful how and when you drink your caffeine before a job interview. Listen to this episode to find out why! 

Don't you drink coffee? Don't worry! Even if you don't like coffee, other caffeine drinks and chewing gums can help you perform at your best during job interviews or those important work presentations, boardroom meetings, and crucial negotiations you may have coming up in your work and career.

And if you're thinking of skipping this episode because you don't take any caffeine at all, stick around because I have options for you too! I discuss caffeine-free strategies at the end of this episode.

But I love coffee, and many people around the world do too. So I'm delighted that coffee can be a powerful tool in a job search. So I will give you a couple of tips on incorporating a coffee routine to help your job interview performance. 

So, grab a cup of coffee (or tea!) and enjoy the episode! 


Podcast Episode Timestamps:

  • 05:07 - Why caffeine?
  • 17:38 - Research about caffeine
  • 21:11 - Coffee strategy
  • 25:30 - Renata's recommendations
  • 29:17 - What if you don't like coffee or can't take caffeine?

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Are you new to The Job Hunting Podcast? 

Hello, I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also an executive coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach corporate, non-profit, and public professionals the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are 1) an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, 2) looking to find your next job or promotion, or 3) you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you are ready, and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you. In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I have developed a range of courses and services for professionals in career or job transition. And, of course, I also coach private clients. 

So there is no excuse – I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

Enjoy the episode, and ciao for now!


Renata Bernarde | Job Hunting Expert

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