- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
I have an interview on Tuesday for a REALLY good job. If I get it, it would be my highest paying, most “prestigous” job yet.
It’s for a division of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. CMU is, like, RE-ALLY an elite insitution, so that’s intimidating in itself. This particular division actually provides educational and workforce resources for people and organizations all over the country and world who would otherwise not have access to such resources.
The job is for an admin assistant, which I have plenty of experience in, but for such an, um, “swanky” organization? I’d be greeting world class clients, booking international trips, etc, etc. I am ridiculously excited and flattered that my resume and phone interview was obviously impressive enough to garner me a face-to-face interview, but I am also very intimidated.
I will be interviewing with 3 — count ’em — 3 people, 2 of which have the title “executive” in front of their names.
The woman who did my phone interview didn’t seem uptight or snobby. She knew exactly how to tread the line between professional and friendly.
I’m just nervous about pretty much everything. I mean, I don’t even have a proper suit to wear. Just a pair of gray pants and a gray jacket. Are open-toed shoes okay? They better be because I am sick and don’t have time/energy to go shopping.
Yeah, being sick with horrible allergies is going to be fun to explain. I’m afraid I’ll start hacking or sneezing in the middle of the interview! GAH! Why me?!?!
I have anxiety and get pretty nervous when meeting new people anyway. I know I just have to breathe and relax, but does anyone have any advice on how to avoid saying stupid things like “um” and “you know” and stupid filler words that make me sound stupid?
ahhhhh kinda want to cry (good and bad tears). lol