Tossed and turned all night. I'm F.U.C.K.E.D.
I have a job interview today and did not get a wink of sleep
|by Anonymous||reply 45||08/06/2014|
Good luck today OP and let us know how you go.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||01/30/2013|
Good luck OP. No matter what it happens, everything will be ok, it's a matter of time sweetie. Keep on hoping!
|by Anonymous||reply 2||01/30/2013|
Take a caffeine pill right before it, but none before that, no matter how tired you are. It's only going to work once. You might feel hopelessly exhausted before the interview, but you could perk up, temporarily, from the excitement of going out and doing something. Enough to get you through the interview, along with the caffeine. Do everything in a rush right before the interview to make it more likely you'll perk up.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||01/30/2013|
I have no useful advice, but best of luck to you, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||01/30/2013|
I got my first job when I went into an interview tired and a little bit hungover. This wasn't McDonalds by the way but an Insurance risk position. The more relaxed you are, the better the interview goes. Sometimes being a bit chilled out and tired is the best thing for an interview. Good luck.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||01/30/2013|
I would advise against taking anything you're not used to. Relax. It's happened. Remember that the person who is interviewing you may have had a similarly awful night. Do your best and don't beat yourself up. It happens and one day you will look back on this and smile.
Oh, and good luck!
|by Anonymous||reply 6||01/30/2013|
Well you may feel bad now or even after the interview thinking all the things you said and judging yourself, but remember, don't be very hard on yourself. Give time and don't be in despair.Come on! Be positive even when a bad or a couple of thoughts thoughts try to let you down.
Smile a bit jerk!
|by Anonymous||reply 7||01/30/2013|
Nah, OP. That's happened to me lots of times, before exams, interviews, public speaking. I always miraculously get it together for whatever the thing is and then collapse in a heap later in the day. For short periods like that, the adrenaline gets you through. If you can add (one) well-timed coffee, that'll give you extra confidence you're going to be perky enough.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||01/30/2013|
Thanks guys. I think I will get there early and go to the Starbucks in the tunnel and get an extra shot in the cup.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||01/30/2013|
The same thing happened to me and I did fine. There was a DL theory that the less excited and enthusiastic you appear, the better. So the fatigue may help with that. Don't you DARE admit to not sleeping or feeling nervous to the interviews, though.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||01/30/2013|
Think to yourself that after you get through the interview, you can treat yourself to a sleep that is as long as you want with no alarm. Use the interview as a stepping stone or reward to total relaxation afterwards. I do this. And it focuses my remaining energy to the task at hand, then I crash to a long restful sleep afterwards.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||01/30/2013|
What R8 says, you will be totally fine and rise to the occasion. I sometimes do better with less sleep as long as the interview isn't too early.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||01/30/2013|
Make sure your breath is fresh and your eyes are clear, moist and free of rheum. Brushing your teeth right before can help perk you up.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||01/30/2013|
In the tunnel?
|by Anonymous||reply 14||01/30/2013|
We have a tunnel system here R14 that is connected to most of the office buildings. There's restaurants, shops and dentists, etc. down there.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||01/30/2013|
Minneapolis, OP? Chicago? Toronto?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||01/30/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 17||01/30/2013|
Could be Houston as well. The Starbucks in the tunnel is at 2 Shell Plaza. I work near there; the code to the men's room, should you like to freshen up beforehand, is 456*.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||01/30/2013|
Sorry, it's at One Shell. Same difference.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||01/30/2013|
Thanks R18. Is Shell anywhere near 700 Milam (Pennzoil Place)?
|by Anonymous||reply 20||01/30/2013|
Ooh, I remember knowing the codes for office building restrooms...
...but it sure wasn't to wash my hands. LOL
|by Anonymous||reply 21||01/30/2013|
Yes, R20, it's just to the south in the North Lousisiana Tunnel, but there's also a Starbucks in the tunnel at Pennzoil Place. I forgot about that one. However, the men's room advice still stands; it's the closest one to Pennzoil that's accessible to the public. Brush teeth, whatever you need to do to freshen up.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||01/30/2013|
You should climb on top of the interviewer and begin snoring.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||01/30/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 24||01/30/2013|
What I always do in these situations is get very drunk. Then interviewers don't notice that I'm sleepy.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||01/30/2013|
Geez -- it used to be that an interview was all about exchanging info on your experience and their needs.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||01/30/2013|
Make sure you update us OP!
|by Anonymous||reply 27||01/30/2013|
OP, I was once grilled for many hours in a deposition by a team of very vicious lawyers...and was so terrified the night before I hadn't gotten a wink of sleep.
My attorney later told me my performance was brilliant and had sealed the case.
So you'll get through this much better than you think you will. Good luck!
|by Anonymous||reply 28||01/30/2013|
OP, just show the interviewer the thong under your Brooks Brothers suit and you'll be fine.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||01/30/2013|
Remember to arrive 5 minutes early. After you've checked in with the receptionist, curl up in the waiting area and catch a few winks. You'll ace the interview!
|by Anonymous||reply 30||01/30/2013|
Did you get the job OP?
|by Anonymous||reply 31||02/10/2013|
I can't believe r30's advice. Right, curl up and take a nap in the waiting area, that's sure to help you get the job!
|by Anonymous||reply 32||02/10/2013|
This is me right now and am having an almost panic attack. It is 5am, Inwas going to get up at 7. Have an interview at 10, have to leave for it at 9.
The old advice on this thread is comforting though.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||08/06/2014|
Put something cold on your eyes to get rid of the bags. It will fell really good too.
Slices of cucumber or even a couple of spoons stuck in the freezer for 10 min.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||08/06/2014|
R33, there's nothing worse than sabatoge.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||08/06/2014|
wow, you really blew it. there's no way you'll get the job now.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||08/06/2014|
R33, make this extra time productive. Does the company your interviewing with have a website? You've probably been there, but go again. Google the latest news about the company.
Make a few notes about what you want to say, or notes about what not to say or do. Think about what you can expect from them regarding questions they may ask. This will help you order your thoughts, and keep you calm.
Do some exercise. Including breathing exercises. Oxygen. Amazing how energized and alert it makes you feel. Eat something. Go early. Get down to the neighborhood where the interview will take place and just hang out, read the paper, etc. if possible. Get a feel for the environment.
Then, make sure you go to the actual office the interview will be held, about ten, but not more than 15 minutes early. Don't be chatty and try to talk to the receptionist. Just sit quietly and read a magazine. You'll be fine.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||08/06/2014|
R37, are you always that annoying?
|by Anonymous||reply 38||08/06/2014|
Thank you, kind and unkind souls.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||08/06/2014|
Went to a job interview once where I had been awake 30+ hours straight.
I had a night job so no time for sleep.
I knew I was feeling loopy but I went in anyway and tried to make the best of it.
My insides were shaking due to exhaustion but I zipped right through the panel interview in 20 minutes. Interview was supposed to last 90 minutes!!!
Got home and hit the bed. Woke up around 4pm to the phone ringing. It was the HR rep saying I got the job. Said I was so passionate and excited that everyone was really surprised. Most of the interviewees had been boring and took the full 90 minutes. They were just waiting for someone to come in and really wow them.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||08/06/2014|
R38, you may find me annoying, but my suggestions came from a good place. I'd rather R33 found something to occupy his time, instead of becoming more nervous and anxious about the interview.
For all I care, he can watch a movie for two hours or bake bread, shine his shoes, pass the vacuum, or have wild wonderful sex. Anything to dissipate the case of nerves that can build up when you have too much time on your hands.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||08/06/2014|
Wild wonderful sex would have been nice. Time to get up! Hoping I can drive safely, speak coherently etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||08/06/2014|
Nice humble-bragging, r40.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||08/06/2014|
Anyone heard yet? Are you back OP?
|by Anonymous||reply 44||08/06/2014|
OP didn't get the job and is homeless.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||08/06/2014|