Candid Teacher Admits: I feel out of practice!
I have an interview tomorrow in a very well-off area. I feel so fortunate and ecstatic to have an interview so quickly after getting the horrible news almost 3 weeks ago.
I’m so nervous because I know opportunities are quite rare, but I’m allowing myself to feel extra pressure because this particular town is so ritzy. Though it’s terrible to stereotype, I keep envisioning myself shaking hands with a well-manicured man and woman who look down their noses at me because I look very young and well… simple.
In addition, it has been quite some time since I’ve been on an interview. When I graduated college 2 years ago, I went on a slew of interviews – about 7 in the course of 3 weeks. I fed off the adrenaline and actually enjoyed interviewing. Now, I’m nervous and timid. As I review possible interview questions and attempt to prepare answers, I feel out of place – even in my own mind.
Can anyone offer a bit of last-minute advice? Whether it be on answering interview questions, staying calm, or dressing for success, anything would be welcome.