Poll: How anxious are you before an interview?
From the HackerNews poll:
Given the spike in interviewing questions, I’m curious to know: how anxious are you before an interview? To qualify the choices a bit:
Not at all - I feel confident and not worried about the prospect of failure.
A little - I’m fairly confident. Maybe the good kind of anxious.
Quite - I don’t know how well I’ll do and I’m worried about failing. I might not sleep that well or wake up very early.
Very - Very anxious, possibly with physical symptoms like nausea.
It’s only been a few minutes but the responses varied a lot:
I used to be, I faced a tough job search at one point and got over it. I am almost dangerously introverted but I’ve learned how to charge myself up so I can outperform almost all extroverts for a short period of time, then I go back to my lair to recharge.
– PaulHoule’s very useful advice for introverts
I should have spent a little less time hoping I got the job, and a little more time reminding myself that I am wanting to find out if they are a good employer
– a good point by rossdavidh
Sometimes the interview is interesting…https://youtu.be/Uo3cL4nrGOk
Not at all. Miss one bus, catch the next one. There’s far more demand for engineers than the current supply. I don’t see it being any different in the forceable future
I’ll update this post tomorrow if there’s any further traction.
#anxiety #hackernews #interviewing
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