Not a rant but pretty please give me a bit of support

(Intro: Okay, I haven't had that much work in our uni department and I want to finish my second M.A. as a part time student. Unsurprisingly enough, I have therefore decided to find another job.)

At 1:01pm I sent my CV to one language school/translating agency, expecting they might get round to reading it at some point during the next week. At 1:07pm I got a call from their HR manager who asked me if I could come in for an interview THIS AFTERNOON.

Please, help me find some courage, I am completely and totally unprepared and UNBELIEVABLY nervous (well, "frightened" may be a more appropriate way to put it). Just tell me something (anything!) nice.

Briona they clearly have a HUGE interest in you if they replied so quickly. You're fantastic and they clearly think so too. Interviews are always nerve wracking, even if you've had time to prepare. Go for it, you'll wow them! Good luck x

I've sat across the desk and interviewed and employed countless people.

The two most important things to always bear in mind when going to an interview -

1. You're there because they want you to be; they didn't invite you by accident. See that as a positive.

2. They want the position filled. Therefore they are looking for you to succeed. They aren't looking for reasons to fail you.

Keep those in mind, and that should take the edge off the nerves.

missyO wrote:

Briona they clearly have a HUGE interest in you if they replied so quickly. You're fantastic and they clearly think so too. Interviews are always nerve wracking, even if you've had time to prepare. Go for it, you'll wow them! Good luck x

+1, your CV must have been outstanding!

From how well you write in English I think you have amazing language skills, you really seem like the perfect candidate for the job (and by their speedy reply it seems they agree). Good luck! :)

Briona87, bring one tenth of the intelligence and brilliance I've seen of you in every comment you've left here and you will fly through this!

Congratulations, getting this far itself is a huge acheivement but I know that you can ace this interview. Just let your passion flow and nothing can stop you.

You better let us know how it goes! :D

Briona you will be amazing. They obviously liked your cv. Stay calm, take a deep breath and take your time with their questions. Good luck mate x

That is fantastic news Briona,getting called for an interview in 6 minutes must mean they REALLY liked what they saw in your cv.Good luck,i am sure they will love you just like we do.

missyO wrote:

Briona they clearly have a HUGE interest in you if they replied so quickly. You're fantastic and they clearly think so too. Interviews are always nerve wracking, even if you've had time to prepare. Go for it, you'll wow them! Good luck x

+2 As others have said, just take your time, deep breaths, and you will be fine. You are a very intelligent young lady, and I am sure you will nail the interview! Good Luck Hun :) xx

Briona it's your time to shine sweetheart. You sent your cv off and they called you immediately!! They want you. That has never EVER happened to me. Stay cool and calm when answering their questions. Go for it.

Thank you, folks!

Well, I have washed my hair, put some decent clothes on and um... I suppose I should be off.

(For some reason I cannot calm myself down, though, and as a result of this I, usually a strikingly pale creature, look red as a beetroot...)

Good luck Briona! I hate interviews have one myself Friday. I'm sure you'll do great, all the best. Xx

Phlip wrote:

Briona it's your time to shine sweetheart. You sent your cv off and they called you immediately!! They want you. That has never EVER happened to me. Stay cool and calm when answering their questions. Go for it.

+1 You're clearly super talented and will knock their socks off regardless of prep time or lack thereof. Go for it you'll do fab!!

Clearly they're very interested in you to contact you so quickly.
I know it's hard when you're so nervous but have some faith in yourself and I'm sure they will see you for the lovely intelligence girl that you are . I'm sure you'll do great Briona :)

How did it go Briona? I'm sorry I missed your message earlier I was at work. It must be a good sign that they contacted you so quickly.

Wow send in cv and get called for interview, I call that fantastic hope it went well, all the luck in the world.

Hope all went well Briona?! Start believing in yourself ❤ xx

I missed this yesterday but I really hope all went well for you hun xx

Terri JJ wrote:

I missed this yesterday but I really hope all went well for you hun xx

Same Herex

Hope it went well, Briona! <3

How did you get on - any news?

Rooting for you xxx