Gave the best interview that I was capable of
Today, I applied for a "real job" in an medical office and it went really well. There were two things I wasn't expecting though, as I soon as I came into the office, the person at the front desk wasn't expecting me. However as soon as I explained my situation, I found the person who I was supposed to meet. She was running late.
The person I was supposed to meet at the office was actually about 30 minutes late, which I found very unprofessional, but I let it slide of course. I thought it was going to be a one on one interview, however, there turned out to be two people going to interview me. I would have normally been even more anxious because I wasn't expecting it, but I became nonchalant about it. The SA didn't kick in and I wasn't left stuttering and drawing blanks for answers to give in the interview processs and social interaction.
It was a traditional interview, which I was dreading. It was a Q&A interview with the same overasked questions. Somehow, I found the right words to say though, and I told the appropriate stories to tell based on the questions.
I could feel the intense observations and the interviewers looking for red flags and looking for me to stumble somewhere. And I did. Through the whole conversation, there were moments I didn't quite have the right answers but I was quick on my feet and I improvised. I spoke from my heart and I said exactly what I was thinking without inhibition. I pulled through the interview feeling good about it even though I might not get the job.
This was my first "real" interview since one I did last year. One of the interviewers told me they were still interviewing other people for the position but that didn't really phase me. I'm just glad I got a new personal best for giving interviews and that I'm capable of making a good first impression.
"Get some therapy"