First interview for a job!

@hxstar (510)
China
April 24, 2009 12:52pm CST
Hi,mylotters A few days ago I applied for a job for the first time.It was just a part-time job,but I still need to pass a interview.You cannot imagine how nervous I were when I got to sit down and face four interviewers.It was my first time to interview for a job and I have no idea of what to do or what to do.I just sat there and waited to answer their questions.When they asked me to introduce myself,I even don't know I should stand up to give the introduction!As it was an interview for a part-time job,so the interview was not that formal,so one of the interviewers started to tell me what I should do if I go to an interview,this made me even nervous although he told me that it was not part of the interview and they are just trying to tell me something useful.I think the whole interview was totally a mess.I cannot spoke fluently,got blush...Oh,my god,it finally finished!However,I think the experience will be of great help when I graduate and am going to find jobs. How about your first interview experience,mylotters?Were you nervous like me?Share it with me please,and I will appreciate if you can give some useful suggestions! Have a nice day!
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6 responses
@annierose (18949)
• Philippines
27 Apr 09
I understand what you felt now on your first interview.About mine, I tell you, its totally a messed.I was very nervous because the interviewer's face is so strict. He was not smiling and was really very serious as he was throwing questions on me.It's like as if I want to stand and go out because I was very uncomfortable with the ambiance.I felt my tongue is missing because I feel it so hard to speak.And once I speak, I am always at a wrong grammar.And what adds to my nervousness more is that I was not prepared for my first interview that time. I was just expecting that all I have to do is submit a resume and I was not really expecting that I will interviewed immediately. Well, let bygones be bygones.What I had learned from it is to always be ready when you are applying for a work.Be alert to any questions that might be asked during the interviewing process.It will be good also to practice the way you say words. You can practice in front of the mirror.And much better also to practice it with a friend so you can get what is much better.Hope this contributes
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@hxstar (510)
• China
28 Apr 09
Hi,Ana Thanks for responding,your response is of great help!I think everybody needs to practise a lot before an interview or he will make everything in the wrong order. Have a nice day!
@mykmari_08 (2465)
• Philippines
28 Apr 09
I personally believe that getting cold feet or feeling nervous during an interview is just normal. And I have been interviewed for a job position several times in the past already. If I recall it right, my first job interview came 6 months after graduation and almost a month after I took the CPA (Certified Public Accountant) Board examination. But before I was interviewed by the firm's Personnel Head, I was given a written test which I was able to pass. In less than a week, I received a notice from the same company and fortunately, I was hired by them. I stayed with the company for more than 5 years. It could have been longer had it not for the retrenchment program initiated by the firm then. Left with no choice, I had to look for my next employment and during that time, I decided to apply for a job with the national government. Anyway, I'm with my third employment now as a financial analyst with a local bank for more than 4 years. However, we are expecting a notice of separation to be sent to us soon, maybe before the 3rd quarter starts. Regards and good luck.
@hxstar (510)
• China
28 Apr 09
Hi,mykmari_08 Wish you good luck with your job! Thanks for responding!
@somesh1984 (1299)
• India
25 Apr 09
First Interview.. Huh..Actually a very special moment in everybody life. The best part is that you will have so many unanswered questions in your mind till you enter the room. Once you are in front of the biggest challenge you will actually enjoy. I think the most important part that is checked in any interview is confidence, if you have confidence then definately that completes 50% of the story.Rest is ur skill.All the best
@hxstar (510)
• China
27 Apr 09
Hi,somesh1984 Yeah,you are right,everyone should be confident! Thanks for responding!
@ucue2008 (926)
• Malaysia
25 Apr 09
I remember my first interview, after I finish high school, working at the factory. I got the job, but because my friend do not want to work there, so I also didn't go. Then after I finish my college, I unemployed for quiet some time before I managed to get my first job. Interview for job can be nerve racking and scaring, but it 's good that you have started now to find experiences before you finish your education to start find an experiences for job. Good luck
@hxstar (510)
• China
27 Apr 09
Hi,ucue2008 Thanks for wishing me good luck!Wish you good luck with your job too! Thanks for responding!
@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
24 Apr 09
well, it is normal to be nervous in situations like that. sometimes i have heard that the interviewer is as nervous as the person being interviewed. i have to meet new people all the time so for me, its no big deal but you have to start somewhere!
@hxstar (510)
• China
27 Apr 09
Hi,cher913 Yeah,I need more practise I think,or I will have trouble finding a job. Thanks for responding!
@Soniasony (1827)
• India
24 Apr 09
Well frankly speaking I had a tough time facing interviews initially .. I was kinda nervous(And it is needed when you are in for an interview)..But later on I had put up some confidence in myself ..Yes Initially for starters all the things you mentioned do happen..Only I think we need to think in such circumstances that he is only trying to test you how you cope up your nervousness...Thats it .
@hxstar (510)
• China
27 Apr 09
Hi,Soniasony Well,it seems that everybody will be nervous when it is his first interview,however it is interesting.. Thanks for responding!