A couple of months ago, I had an interview for my first full time job. In the past I had worked however, had never had an interview for a full time position. Usually the thought of an interview, would have terrified me. However, because I had been looking for a job for 3 months, I had gotten so use to rejection through emails or just never hearing back from companies, and the fact that a company was willing to even meet with me made me quite excited!
Don’t get me wrong, I was still a terrifying mess as I made my dad drive me to the offices the day before, so I knew where to go. I remember sitting in my car outside the office, and although I was nervous, I did feel ready, I knew I just had to give it my best shot and see if it led to something. As I walked in to the office and sat in reception, I sat and talked to the receptionist, which helped to pass the time as I waited for my interview. The interview went extremely well and the research I had done on the company meant I could ask, about the development of the company, which I truly believed help me to get the job. I received a phone call half an hour later, advising I had gotten the job. I remember feeling extremely happy, but also relief that a chapter in my life was over as trying to find a job had been an extremely stressful time for me.
With this blog post, I hope to highlight to everyone out there that we can all experience times in our lives that are extremely stressful, but continue to work towards a solution and it will arrive. I also would like to use this blog post to give some helpful tips as to how to approach interviews, which we all know can feel like an unnatural process, having to talk about yourself in such an overly positive way.
Top Tips for preparing for an interview
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