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Pre-interview jitters: how to resolve

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by Connemara, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. StephenHero

    StephenHero Senior member

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    Tell the guy you're a bit nervous when you walk in. He'll take it a bit easier on you and since he knows, it will prevent you from trying to hide the fact that you're nervous. You'll be able to focus on what he's asking.
     
  2. sonlegoman

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    You can use a beta blocker that suppresses the fight or flight response.

    +1. And doctors are pretty okay at prescribing for these types of situations.
     
  3. Connemara

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    Got there about 40 minutes early. I felt very confident going in, which is unusual for me. But I think I nailed it.
     
  4. StephenHero

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    This is good news for SF. Assuming you get the public sector job, you'll have all this time that you won't spend working and you can poast here instead.
     
  5. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    This is good news for SF. Assuming you get the public sector job, you'll have all this time that you won't spend working and you can poast here instead.
    My friend who would become my co-worker if I get this gig said he spent today reading a book. [​IMG]
     
  6. Stu

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    As much as I try not to, I always get nervous before interviews. Wouldn't be a big problem except for the fact that I often display it outwardly: flushed face, sweat on the brow.

    Is there anything I should do beforehand to calm the nerves? I've never meditated, but I wonder if I should try.

    If I had Valium, that would be an option. [​IMG]


    It's normal. Focus on your main strengths/talking points and you will be fine.
     
  7. StephenHero

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    My friend who would become my co-worker if I get this gig said he spent today reading a book. [​IMG]

    Let me guess. Another liberal that doesn't "get" the Tea Party.
     
  8. East2West

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    Got there about 40 minutes early. I felt very confident going in, which is unusual for me. But I think I nailed it.

    Congrats and hope you hear from them soon. But, you have to tell us what methods you used out of all the suggestions to calm your nerves! Let's bring this thread full-circle.
     
  9. TM79

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    Arrive early and spank it in the bathroom. Should calm the nerves.

    This should have been the first and only reply to this rookie question.
     
  10. StephenHero

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    Did you go OCBD and understated repp tie?
     
  11. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    No, I decided to go for a more "modern" look. Canali suit, spread collar, narrow vintage Brooks tie, white linen TV fold. And brown AE Park Aves.

    If there's a second interview maybe I'll throw them for a loop with a sack suit and OCBD.
     
  12. StephenHero

    StephenHero Senior member

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    Bold. You're a force to be reckoned with.
     
  13. Vaio

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    If you're ready for the interview, you have nothing to be worried about.
     
  14. Dashaansafin

    Dashaansafin Senior member

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    Dont get anything prescribed. Thats stupid and ridiculous. You are going to face bigger pressure situations and presentations if you get the job, are you going to pop a few pills every single time? Everyone gets nervous beforehand, just act like its a conversation, dont memorize what you are going to say, and smile and be confident.
     

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