I have a job interview tomorrow. The last time I had a real interview, where I applied for an advertised position and was called for an interview….might have been 2000? The jobs I’ve had since then, I have known someone who has got my foot in the door, so to speak. I’ve been a “shoe-in” and have not necessarily had to get the job solely on my merits or interview performance. It’s true, I’ve still had to meet with people, suffer through some standard interview questions, “play the game” if you will. But I’ve known someone who has vouched for me. This time, I am on my own.
I know I can do the work. I am educated, but also have common sense, I am friendly, but also hard working, I am punctual, I am reliable. I want to work, I want to be busy, I want to be challenged.
But I am nervous. In the past I have not been a good interviewee. I sweat, my voice trembles, I “um” a lot. I feel like in the last 18 months since my dad died I have really come a long way in knowing who I am, what I stand for, what I want, and I.Want.This.Job. So I am preparing, I have printed the job description, information about the organisation, and I am about to sit and think about some question/answers that I might get tomorrow. I am also going to try and think of some questions I could ask them.
I am going to be confident in who I am, my capabilities and my appearance (my sister helped me pick a new, killer outfit for the interview). I am going to speak clearly, concisely and honestly. As honestly as possible when trying to procure a job, anyway! And I will play the game. I will fake it til I make it if I have to.
Feel free to comment and let me know what kinds of questions you have asked or been asked during an interview, or any other interview tips you may have up your sleeve! I’ll take all the help I can get!
Linking up with Jess at Diary of a Stay At Home Mum for IBOT