As you all know, my current place of employment is somewhere between the sixth circle of hell and a Justin Beiber concert on the Beetle Scale of Torture. (Meaning I'm always job hunting.) Like every other 20-something who graduated with a liberal arts degree, I have no idea what I'm doing with my life and want to work in non-profits. Since my cover letters would put people on speed to sleep, if I even get an interview, I do my happy dance. (You should see it, it's great. A cross between the Liz Lemon dance and the ballin' little kid in this Aloe Blacc video.)
Once I actually get the interview, I freak the crap out and go into zombie-mode. It's like everything in my head filters into the Recycle Bin and I can't even answer the most basic questions. It goes a little something like this:
Interviewer: What would you say is your greatest accomplishment?
Me: Uhh.. mm.. guh... Turtles. No wait! I can play the piano. You're pretty. I like shiny things.
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Note to self: Drugging doesn't quell the crazy within me. (Note to all: This isn't actually a drug. They give it to kids to help them sleep. That's right. I go balls to the wall, pre-school style.)
Obviously this is a work in progress. I've been trying to prep questions in advance, practice responses, everything.
What are your interview practices? Do you get nervous? Leave us your comments and tips below!