BIG JOB INTERVIEW TOMORROW!!! I wanna throw up!!!

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    Sep 27, 2011 6:02 AM GMT
    So this big deal Design company wants to meet me tomorrow, and im nervous as hell.
    I only had experience in retail, so im doubting. Am i getting way over my head with this?!!
    All i can offer is my Knowledge and Eye for Art and Design, and great customer service. If this is enough to land this prestigious job, Halleloo!

    I still wanna hurl....icon_redface.gif!!!
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    Sep 27, 2011 6:03 AM GMT
    (runs to the toilet!!!)
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    Sep 27, 2011 6:04 AM GMT
    I cant sleep now....i need a drink....
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    Sep 27, 2011 6:05 AM GMT
    Just relax and stay calm, maybe leave the leather at home icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 27, 2011 6:15 AM GMT
    " HUUUUEEEEAAAAAARRRRRLLLLLCCCCHHHH!!!!!!!"
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    Sep 27, 2011 11:37 AM GMT
    Good luck with the interview, GigoloAssassi. It'll be behind you one way or the other so try to relax, focus, and be yourself. I lost a job once due to a contract dispute. The story made it into the local newspaper the morning of my "big interview" for a job. After 5 mins of polite chit-chat, the interviewer say's to me: "I see you're in today's newspaper. What's that all about?" It was a train wreck from that moment on; textbook example of how to blow an interview. I crashed. I burned. I didn't get the job. I went home and called my dad because he got me the interview. We laughed, and now it's firmly scribed into my life's history book. Point is: you'll get through it.
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    Sep 27, 2011 11:41 AM GMT
    Landing the actual interview is the hard part. Once you get your foot-in-the-door, all you have to do is relax and be yourself. Focus on finding that balance between being "professional/appropriate" and "personal/friendly". Go get'em, tiger, you got this,
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    Sep 27, 2011 11:54 AM GMT
    Good luck! Just smile a lot and be really confident! I am just you are going to do just awesome! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 27, 2011 1:37 PM GMT
    Like one poster said there is something that stood out about you above everybody else. Just be honest about what you don't know. Build on the fact that you are a fast learner who pays strict attention detail. Try not focus on what yon don't know and again stay on point of what you do know. If they have seen your body of work or your resume, they pretty much know. They want to mold you to fit the position, rather than the position molding around you. Good Luck Assassin!
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    Sep 27, 2011 1:40 PM GMT
    Fingers crossed for you GA! (I think you'll be just fine, though)

    xo -Doug
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    Sep 27, 2011 1:57 PM GMT
    Good luck!! Remember to think for a second before you respond to a question, and maintain natural eye contact and SMILE! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 27, 2011 2:23 PM GMT
    Thanks so much y'all! icon_biggrin.gif
    I'm gonna take all your advices to heart.
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    Sep 27, 2011 2:52 PM GMT
    Absolutely not, you aren't over your head with it. Even if you aren't hired, use the experience to really broaden your knowledge about the whole process... the company involved, the interview... what you can gleen from it to make a positive difference later, no matter what you do.

    Relax and remember that you've worked hard. You deserve to be there.
    If you don't get the job.... again, don't take it personally. Make it positive.
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    Sep 27, 2011 4:03 PM GMT
    I just got a call from them! The interview was reset for thursday instead.
    GOOD! Now i have more time to prepare.... *phew*
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    Sep 27, 2011 4:10 PM GMT
    GREAT!
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    Sep 27, 2011 4:11 PM GMT
    GigoloAssassin said I just got a call from them! The interview was reset for thursday instead.
    GOOD! Now i have more time to prepare.... *phew*


    Think of this: can you image, just image THEM having butterflies in their stomach too? Enjoy the experience of this job interview Thursday. You must have something they like or they wouldn't call you for an interview. Just learned yesterday I am being bumped from my nursing support job in a hospital ER and will have 7 days from tomorrow after I meet a HR person to bump someone else in the hospital system with less seniority. Look on it as an opportunity...but sad I have to bump a fellow worker and union member. Good luck tomorrow and let the rest of us know how you did!
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    Sep 27, 2011 4:12 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidAbsolutely not, you aren't over your head with it. Even if you aren't hired, use the experience to really broaden your knowledge about the whole process... the company involved, the interview... what you can gleen from it to make a positive difference later, no matter what you do.

    Relax and remember that you've worked hard. You deserve to be there.
    If you don't get the job.... again, don't take it personally. Make it positive.


    ^ A+
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    Sep 27, 2011 4:20 PM GMT
    bitch please, you are going to be JUST FINE!

    You look really sexy in that tie btw. icon_wink.gificon_wink.gif
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    Sep 27, 2011 4:37 PM GMT
    nice! good luck dude.
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    Sep 27, 2011 4:40 PM GMT
    You'll do fine! Relax! Now go get em! icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 27, 2011 4:43 PM GMT
    Sounds like me. You suffer from what I've dubbed "Barbra Streisand" syndrome (that is to say, uncontrollable performance anxiety). Having people tell you or you telling yourself to calm down won't relieve your somatic symptoms much. I recommend a calming tea, stretching, deep breathing exercises, and perhaps if it's still too much, a beta blocker prescription.
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    Sep 27, 2011 4:53 PM GMT
    As an H.R. professional who often conducts interview, I would say do a thorough research on the company. Your employer will appreciate you more and you will be able to articulate your answers better. It is alright to be nervous. Any good interviewer will understand that people get nervous in the interview and may not always come up with the best answer that they might in a casual/non-stressful environment Chances are the interviewer is nervous too.Be polite and don't take anything for granted. Be a little early for the interview. Usually, I give my candidates the job description to read if they are early. It helps the candidate if they have any questions about the job. I don't want to say too many things just relax. visit the website, know a few things before hand about the organization, dress to impress and that's it.
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    Sep 27, 2011 4:55 PM GMT
    like the post above... do ur reasearch on the company... they lke that.... and relax, and good luck!
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    Sep 27, 2011 6:02 PM GMT
    Thanks so much you guys! icon_biggrin.gif

    I also have another interview with the Apple company tomorrow, but im not too worried about that, lol!
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    Sep 27, 2011 6:02 PM GMT
    Repeat these words Rudy:

    I am not worth hiring.

    Then you dont need to go to the interview and it can save you much needed time :-)