Job Interview tomorrow... help needed...shy

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by interval_illusion, Aug 17, 2005.

  1. I have a job interview tomorrow at my local natural food store... i reallly want the job because it's close by and the hours would work PERFECTLY with my going to college... plus i love the store and they give good employee discounts...

    im really nervous so anyone got any interview tips? i guess the main area that i want advice on is how to appear NOT nervous when you are. i dont like meeting new people when i know im being evaluated- scares the shit outta me and i think they can tell. any other advice will be apprieciatted as well.

    i know to appear that i want the job a lot but not desperate and to kinda, subtly mimmick the interviewer- sit how they sit, talk how they talk, etc.- and to smile and be friendly but anything else....?????
  2. madcrappie

    madcrappie crazy fish

    do you have to take a drug test?
  3. madcrappie

    madcrappie crazy fish

    do they look into your criminal history??
  4. dont know if you have to take a drug test or not.... i dont care if i have to because i dont do any drugs.

    um, criminal history? doubt it. they only asked like four questions on the "application" so yeah...
  5. nitemarehippygirl

    nitemarehippygirl Senior Member

    interval, i totally hear you. i hate interviews of any kind, they make me crazy.
    the only advice i can think of is to stay busy before the interview, a movie or go out and feed the ducks.
    if you just hang around the house, you'll get yourself too worried and worked up.

    remember to breathe deeply (it does make a difference!) and remember,
    it doesn't matter if you don't get the job. it's not that important.
    just smile and try to feel peaceful.

  6. thanks nitemare... easier said then done though ;) heh...

    but you're definantly right. my nerves just- i dont know, i always worry that im gonna say something stupid, which i tend to do a lot.

    but yeah, i guess its just one of those things that you really shouldnt THINK about too much just just DO.
  7. jerry420

    jerry420 Doctor of everything Lifetime Supporter

    i doubt there will be any drug tests,
    just be/act confident and they'll love for me;)
  8. Jesus the Jedi

    Jesus the Jedi Senior Member

    i think you should seduce the guy.
  9. nitemarehippygirl

    nitemarehippygirl Senior Member

    HAHA.....totally. that's me before an interview: "i'm calm." .... "fuck that, i'm freaking out!" ...... "no! i'm calm, i'm calm." etcetc.. :D
  10. Penny

    Penny Supermoderaginaire

    I hear you too.. I'm nervous as hell about job interviews, the first time I had a panic attack an hour or so before. I've gotten better though, by learning to build self-confidence.

    What I'd advise is that you just stay positive, if they don't like you.. oh well they suck!! lol - try to think of yourself as the best person they're ever gonna meet - I know, it's hard when you're shy, but, try!

    I'm sure you'll do great :)
    ((((((((((((((good vibes toward you))))))))))))))))))
  11. Pressed_Rat

    Pressed_Rat Do you even lift, bruh?

    Why be nervous? It's only for a natural foods store. You're not interviewing to be Peter Jennings' replacement.

    Interviews used to make me nervous, but I am so over that shit. I am not afraid of anybody, or what they might think of me. All I can do is laugh at life and all its bullshit.

  12. Kilgore Trout

    Kilgore Trout Senior Member

    They run a natural food store. Chances are they are very cool people.
    So don't sweat it.
  14. Hacker

    Hacker Vescere Bracis Meis

    Yeah, even if it isn't your nature to be confident and outgoing, play the role without NOT being yourself... In other words, amplify yourself. Don't get crazy but appear interested and ask more questions and comment about things more than you normally would. If you can talk to the interviewer and make them feel like you are a friendly guy just looking for a decent job, they will remember you. They may ask you why you want to work there - have an answer for this, or even name an idea you helped implement effectively at previous jobs. Just be ready to show that you are capable of learning quickly and have no fear of trying new things and learning from it.

    Good luck on the interview!
  15. thanks hacker. :)
  16. SpliffVortex

    SpliffVortex Senior Member

  17. olhippie54

    olhippie54 Touch Of Grey Lifetime Supporter

    Hell, I don't know. I've had the same job for over 27 years.
  18. Mr MiGu

    Mr MiGu King of the Zombies

    get some sleep beforehand
  19. ihmurria

    ihmurria fini

    smile lots, make sure you share their hands (not some limp grip, but don't be the rushinator either)
  20. stranger

    stranger Member

    just listen to your heart and let it guide you. every job interviewer is different so you have to adjust accordingly, y'know? and dont eat too much before hand. sounds like it'd be an awesome job for you though, good luck and let us know how it goes :)

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