HouseKitten Posted April 23, 2010 Share Posted April 23, 2010 I have an interview today! I haven't interviewed for a job in about three years because I've been relatively happy where I am, and since the recession I've applied to the odd job but not had any responses - to be fair because the admin market is full to bursting in my city apparently. So... I'm pretty nervous. Even worse, my mum had a stomach bug the last few days and what did I wake up with this morning? The same bug. Not vomiting thank god, but there is the possibility of painful stomach cramps at any time during the day. Bleh. The thing I'm most dreading is that this will be in three parts - presentation about the company, group interview, then solo interviews with the people they like from the group interview. I've never done a group interview. I am terrified. I interview by myself pretty well - I've never had an interview for a job and then not been offered it, so I must be doing something right. But group interviews? I'm not an outspoken person, so I'm worried I'll get swamped by other people. I'm also worried it'll be all men (the job is an online moderation position, something I've done before in my spare time but never as paid work). I'm worried everyone will bond with their neighbour and I'll have no one to talk to. I'm worried about being the last person there. About walking into a room full of people. About being asked to provide examples of situations which show great service etc etc (I hate that 'give us an example' type of question). I'm also very worried that I won't be able to find a parking space and I'll be horribly late. I forgot to bring my certificates for my IT NVQ and other IT courses I've done home with me so I'll just have to bring my CV and hope they don't ask for anything else - I've never actually been asked to show my qualifications in an interview but obviously since I can't, they probably will this time. My handbag is dark brown but my skirt is black. Disaster! I'll probably have to take a couple of Kalms tablets before I go, just so I don't jitter through the roof. What do other people do to calm down before an interview? Also - are group interviews the work of the devil? What happens in them?! Link to comment
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