Job Interview Today and VERY NERVOUS

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   Posted 2/18/2008 1:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I am as prepared as I can be.  Two copies of my resume in my folder. List of appropriate questions to ask if they are not answered in the interview.  I know my strengths.  I have two weaknesses in my mind in case they ask that horrible question.  I have a list of three excellent references who know my work ethics and my performance and production at work and know will give me great CUDOS as far as my work and self go.  I have taken all the advice you gave me in an earlier post to heart and have my outfit and jewelry and everything laid out and ready to go.
I AM A NERVOUS WRECK.  I know all I can do is my best, but now the physical symptoms of my anxiety are kicking in (shakes and nerves and pounding heart) and I can't seem to stop them.  I have a Xanax prepared to take about 1 hour before I leave for the interview so hopefully that will help a little.
Any other advice or suggestions on how to get thru this with all the anxiety I suffer from.  I don't want to go in there and blunder my way thru answers and stuff.
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   Posted 2/18/2008 1:47 PM (GMT -6)   

Stay in the moment...........while your getting ready concentrate on that..........give yourself plenty of lead time getting ready so your not rushing.

Think confident and remember by dinner time tonight this will be behind you.  Kind of like going to the dentist...........I always figure out that a few hours from my appointment it will be just history.

You can do this...........(((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))))))

Just be yourself, which is a wonderful person.

Have some fun and strutt your stuff.


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   Posted 2/18/2008 1:56 PM (GMT -6)   

Thank you Kitt.

Excellent way to look at it.  By 5:00 tonight it will be over.  I'm wishing they had made this earlier in the day so I wasn't sitting around "thinking" most of the day prior to it.  I'm trying to stay in the moment right now and just figure out what I need to do at this very moment (aka lunch, then shower, etc.).  I'm familiar with the building and some of the people in it and such so its not like I'm walking into a foreign environment or anything which is good.  BUT. . . . .

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   Posted 2/18/2008 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I can empathize with you in this situation. I had two job interviews within the past several weeks (same place-initial then follow up) and was a basketcase. I get an upset stomach from my anxiety, so concerns over the bathroom preoccupy me in those situations, and the place I interviewed was completely foreign to me.

The good news is I did basically what stkitt is telling you to do. I was myself. I acknowledged my nerves and respect that they are a normal part of situations like this for me, and I presented myself in the most honest and heartfelt way that I could. The good news for me is I got the job. I hope the same rings true for you as well. I am crossing my fingers for you! ;) HIV/AIDS Forum Moderator
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   Posted 2/18/2008 6:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Ahh, how mean, making you wait until 5pm!! It sounds like you are really, really well prepared and I think it's fantastic that you have a contingency plan with the xanax.
Until then, keep visualising the best, imagine you knocking em dead (which I know you will) and try not obsess (one of my personal talents).
Might I suggest carrying a hankie or something in case your hands get the's really annoying when you're trying to act calm and your sweaty palms give it away!!
goodluck and let us know how you go xx 
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   Posted 2/18/2008 7:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Diane (I like your's my mom's name)

Well, it's 6 p.m. my time (Central), so I am dying to know how everything went...I bet you rocked 'em!!
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   Posted 2/18/2008 8:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Ocean! Sounds like you pretty much got everything covered! I absolutely hate interviews! I always feel like they can read my thoughts and read my body language and that alone makes me nervous! But try to be as relaxed as you can.I'm wondering if you should take something to mellow yourself out even before you go to the interview or do you think that may interfere with your performance? Well,i wish you the best.You being well prepared thats half the battle!
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