Manage stress. Managing stress may be the most crucial element of your interview. We have all said weird things during an interview as a result of stress. It is important that you remain calm so that you are able to answer any question the interviewer may have without getting tripped up on words or jumbled ideas. Being calm puts you in a state of awareness that makes it easy to stay on your toes. Being calm helps you to remain engaged and focused. Everyone has a different way of managing stress. Come up with quick ways to alleviate it. Remember though, a little bit of stress is okay and can even assist you in your interview.