The 15 Best Breakfast Foods to Help You Ace a Job Interview

Forget the coffee and go with these relaxing, energy-boosting foods
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When considering which foods to eat for breakfast before an interview, certain factors need to be taken into account.

Interviews are stressful because your performance will ultimately alter your career trajectory. Success lands you your dream job; failure forces you to continue searching for employment. We can prepare all we want — going over potential questions, working on handshake grips, wearing the proper outfit — but all of this planning can be futile if you don’t have a proper breakfast.

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Breakfast is hailed as the most important meal of the day (despite a smattering of reports saying otherwise). It jump-starts the metabolism, reduces afternoon hunger cravings, and provides the energy necessary for a long day.

When considering which foods to eat for breakfast before an interview, certain factors need to be taken into account: You need a steady stream of energy, heightened focus, strong memory retention, and sweet-smelling breath. A couple cups of coffee might keep you temporarily awake, but it’s a diuretic, likely leading to frequent trips to the restroom. Instead, before a job interview you should be relying on foods that will lower anxiety, like asparagus; provide sustainable energy, like apples and almond butter; and improve memory retention, like smoked salmon.

Here are the 15 best breakfast foods to ace a job interview.

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