January 16, 2008, 7:00 am

An Hour Before My Job Interview

by: The Financial Blogger    Category: Career
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I am currently sitting in a food court, waiting desperately to see the longest hour in my life to pass by. That’s it, I am writing this post exactly one hour before I go to my job interview. Say What? Yup, I am trying to make a move in the corporate ladder. Since I’ve been working at the same place for the past four years, I think I was up for some changes.

Since I don’t know if I’m getting the job yet or not, I’ll bring you with me in this adventure. The only way I found to take the stress away is to write about it!

I’m stressed

It is funny how yesterday night, I was watching the Montreal Canadians loosing (for some reasons, they always lose when they play home!?!) and I was telling my wife how excited I was to go to this interview. I was not stressed; I was really looking forward to it. The evening went by and it was time to sleep. I went to bed and slept like a baby, I was not worried at all.

4:54 AM; I suddenly wake up and I have this big chunk of stress trapped inside me. I feel my heart going at 100 miles/hour pumping my blood all over my body like a NASCAR Race. That’s it; the stress had finally reached me, it was 5 hours before I get to meet my future (hopefully) boss.

This interview is really important to me as I really want to work at this place and do this job. All my personal competences will be on the front line. I was able to get this interview through people I know. I was already sold to my future employer and now I have to prove what has been said about me. I just can’t fail! If I do, it will mean that I will not get this kind of position for a while and that would be very frustrating. I cannot fail.

Breathe slowly and take the control back

Whenever this kind of situation happens to you, you absolutely need to take a step back and calm down. What do you mean by “I cannot fail”? You need to calm down FB and take the control back. Get your Ipod rolling and close your eyes. Start breathing slowing and think again.

This is just an interview, just another job opportunity, nothing special. You’ll do fine and if you don’t, well better luck next time! It is not like you don’t have a job. You are good at what you do right now and you earn a decent income. It is not a matter of life or death.

On top of that, you have been told that you show exactly the kind of profile they are looking for. You can get it, don’t worry about that! Now close this computer, go to the washroom and open this door that you are starring at for the past hours. It is now show time!

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Boy, you must really be stressed…the Habs won last night! 🙂

Good luck with the interview!

by: The Financial Blogger | January 16th, 2008 (2:40 pm)

Hey Telly!

I passed the interview a few days ago… All my posts are written in advance 😉

Ah well….good to hear! Congrats to you (and the Habs)! 🙂

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