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16 Emotions You’ll Feel In Every Job Interview

You will face interviews in your life whether it be for a small part-time position whilst you’re at uni, or for your first graduate job. Regardless of the role, interviews will always be a horrendous emotional rollercoaster. #RealTalk

1. Nervousness.

Initially, you’re a nervous wreck. You begin to ask yourself lots of ridiculous questions and over-think things. “Have I under-dressed? Have I over-dressed? Is my posture good? OMG How does my hair look?!?!”.

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2. Cockiness.

Once more candidates walk in, you assess the talent (or rather, lack of) and you decide that you’ve definitely got this. Competition? Pfft please.

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3. Paranoia.

But then you start to feel pangs of paranoia again. “Do I have sweat patches? Can people see them? OMG WHERE ARE THE REFLECTIVE SURFACES, I NEED TO KNOW HOW MY HAIR LOOKS!”

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4. Panic.

You are given a brief of the day and although you’re trying to stay normal, inside you are freaking the hell out.

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5. Judgemental.

There is always one person who kisses arse a little too much. Who do they think they are?

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6. Stress.

You start seeing that this interview could make or break you. ALL IS AT STAKE.

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7. Excitement.

When it’s your turn to go in, you’re pumped. This is your time to shine and show everyone what you’re made of.

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8. Desperation.

“I’M A PERFECTIONIST, I’M GREAT, I NEED A JOB. I’LL SHINE YOUR SHOES AND I MAKE KILLER BROWNIES. I CAN’T SPEND ANYMORE DAYS WATCHING JEREMY KYLE SURROUNDED BY TESCO VALUE DIGESTIVES, JUST HIRE ME PLEAAAAASE!”

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9. Modesty.

You have to play it cool in the fear that you’ll come across as an arrogant prick when the interviewers compliment you on your impressive CV.

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10. Embarrassment.

You get too comfortable and realise that you’ve let your motor-mouth run and just word-vomitted all over the scene. Did they really need to know that about you?

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11. Relief.

“IT’S OVER. Somebody pass me the vodka”

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12. Fear.

“Shit, it really is out of my hands isn’t it!? SERIOUSLY, A PINT OF VODKA, NOW.”

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13. Impatience.

You just want to find out what they think about you, you don’t want to wait ‘a few days’. It’s only been 5 minutes and this waiting game is already killing you.

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14. Sass.

You start to question why it would take so long for them to make a decision. You were clearly the greatest person there/ever!

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15. Acceptance.

You then realise you are over-thinking things again and decide that Que sera, sera. Whatever will be, will be. Right? RIGHT?!

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16. Realisation and relief again.

You have finally found a mirror on your way out and you see that your hair looked good this whole time.

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