Good interviewing requires good preparation (here are some tips for legal interviews along with typical questions that lawyers ask; here as well.) Self-confidence can also help your interviewing performance. But what can you do to increase your confidence and calm those nerves before an interview? Learning everything you can about the employer and the interviewers can certainly help. But there are behavioral strategies that can change the way you are feeling when you arrive at the interview.
Career Journal suggests that “positive self talk” can contribute to self-confidence in a job interview (“I’m the best person for this job.”) Doing deep breathing/relaxation exercises can also help. There is also ample psychological research which demonstrates the value of visualizing a positive outcome before entering the room.