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    staring at the mountains superdex's Avatar
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    I hate interviews.

    about to get in the shower and head to an interview at a potential client. Ugh. I always get SO worried about it; whether I really know what they'll ask me. I always get nervous. I always worry I'm not going to do well. Sigh. Thanks.

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    You'll be fine. That fear is what will keep you honest and make you prepare. In my experience, it's when you *aren't* a bit afraid that you're most likely to screw it up.
    "I'm in shape -- round is a shape." Andy Rooney

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    You'll be GREAT!!! Just be yourself and you'll win them over.

    Goodluck!!!
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    Picture yourself naked.

    Wait, that's not right . . . . .

    How does it go?

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    fwiw probably 99.9% of us who go to interviews share the same anxiety. The best interview I ever had was the one that I screwed up in the first two minutes. I knew then that I did not want the job and was completely not interested. My nerves were completely on par and I totally took over the interview.

    I also was not offered the job

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowy
    You'll be GREAT!!! Just be yourself and you'll win them over.

    Goodluck!!!
    True that, Dex. Got get 'em.
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    youll be fine, remember one of your asset is the way that you carry on with great self esteem, just get out there and shine and do what you do best!
    good luck, big hug.

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    Just think of it as not mattering whether or not you get the client. That way you don't have to worry about it, and the confidence will show through to them!

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    Stress is good, it motivates you to prepare better. Map out your thinking during the stress period, then put it in order on paper, and your preparation will be stellar! Prepare, relax a bit, then do well!
    Those voices in your head aren't real, but they have some great ideas

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    Quote Originally Posted by superdex
    about to get in the shower and head to an interview at a potential client. Ugh. I always get SO worried about it; whether I really know what they'll ask me. I always get nervous. I always worry I'm not going to do well. Sigh. Thanks.
    Just say "no comment" to any questions you don't want to answer.
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    It's absolutely normal, Dex! Don't sweat it.
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    well I'm back. It went well -- it's an existing client, they have open spots and I might get assigned there (provided they want me). Anyhoo they didn't ask anything I was told to prepare for; I'm hoping that's a good thing. I also didn't get any question that made me flush with nervousness, and no huge curveball or asking me some esoteric academic thing.

    I just hate the nervousness, the anxiety of trying to impress strangers and all that. Blech.

    Thanks for the kind words, I am expecting them to want me, so I guess that's a good thing. (No, I'm not positive it's a project I want, but I'm learning this is part of being a Consultant -- I don't get to pick the job)

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    Just lick your eyebrow... No, that impresses women.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    Just lick your eyebrow... No, that impresses women.
    just had a visual of dex doing this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl
    just had a visual of dex doing this...
    So did I.

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    As long as you mentioned that you like wearing spandex, you're in.

    Had a potential new client interview today - very pointed. At the end, the CEO told me that everything I said was what she said to one of her partners. I hope that's a good sign. But it doesn't mean either of us are right, but it goes to show how random these things could be. What you say in all sincerity may be perfect or it might be totally wrong thing for that person.

    I'm still waiting for Ed McMahon to show up with a check.
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    "How to Ace Your Job Interview: 88 Surefire Tips and Tricks"

    http://oedb.org/library/starting-a-c...interview-tips

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    Hope yours went well.

    I had an interview yesterday too. Interviewing with a software company in Tampa. It was pretty brutal with giving me "problems" to code on paper. But I think I did well in the end.
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    you said "client." are you an independent contractor or consultant?

    i do a lot of recruiting for my job (hr consultant). if there is anything i can help you with in the future, feel free to send me a pm.
    Compatibility:

    Your exact opposite is the Televangelist.

    Other personalities you would probably get along with are the Capitalist Pig, the Smartass, and the Sociopath.

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