Getting Nervous Before a Big Interview

I thought I was done with this! I was all about relinquishing control of this process, not taking anything personally, and allowing the right job, to a certain extent, to find me.

But this week, I am interviewing for a job that I really, really should get. I have tried to make the argument that my skill-set transfers from producing to project management to administration really seamlessly, and nobody believes me, as is evidenced by the fact that nobody has hired me.

But at this job, I would be doing professional development services for student (grad and undergrad) and some big old college or university. This is what I did for 2.5 years. I could do this job extremely well. Friends have sent me the posting, encouraging me to apply. It would be a great fit. It all comes down to the people and me.

Thankfully, we are having some nice fall weather here in NYC, so I can wear a suit and not sweat right on through it. I am going to look nice, despite the fact that my hair is getting a little frizzy and I have a sad zit on my chin that is only just now going away. I am going to be painfully prepared. I am going to be super friendly and outgoing, despite the fact that this sometimes makes me uncomfortable. It’s going to be on.I might get my nails done.

Thankfully, I have plenty of time to practice between now and the interview, and, luckily enough, I have another interview the day before. I can practice.

I have joked that if I can’t get this job, I should probably just get out of show business. Seriously. in the 7 months that I have been doing this, it’s the only time that professional development or artist services has been a part of a job profile. It’s exciting. But it’s also nerve-wracking.

So, wish me luck, internet!


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