10
DelError
269d

!rant && anxiousness

So, I applied for several jobs because I started hating my current job and the boss.
On my CV and motivation letter I really only wrote stuff I am confident enough with to show if someone would ask me.
I only have 2.5 years of work experience and a B.Sc.

In 3 days I already got 2 answers out of 3 companys, I applied at, who would like to meet me.
Tomorrow is the first meeting.
Now I am anxious that I might still not live up to my CV or motivation letter although I know that I use the techniques mentioned there daily.
I fear that I might be not as good as they might think now, even feel like I know nothing at all.

I never really believed I would fall in the imposter syndrome trap, but here it is.

Any advice? I really want to find another job and I don't want to screw up the interview because I am too nervous.

Comments
  • 1
    You already wrote only the things you're confident with. You're honest and you know what you're doing. It's just normal to be nervous before an interview. A bit if adrenaline keeps you energic :) These moments we become aware that we are alive. You will remember it as a good funny memory. You got this. Let us know tomorrow and tell us about how cool it was in the comments. Rock it! πŸ‘ŠπŸΌπŸ‘ŠπŸΌπŸ‘ŠπŸΌ
  • 4
    It might help for you to realize that they actually need you as much as you need them.
  • 2
    All you need is twenty seconds of insane courage and something great will come out of it.

    I promise.

    And yes, as @nomad said, breathe and relax.
  • 1
    Every interview you have is a chance to improve. I should know I've fucked up my share of them.

    If you have only ever had one or two interviews, then it's this really big deal, but the more you do the more relaxed you get.

    And at 2.5 years experience, you fit perfectly into the junior but with experience slot so you're a very enticing prospect for employers (not so naive as a fresh graduate, not so expensive as an experienced developer).

    Also, it's hard but don't take rejections personally. There are infinite reasons why you may not be taken on (wasn't a real job, budget cuts, project cancelled... You never know)
  • 0
    Thank you all so much.

    The interview went really great. The company (small start-up) is great.
    Really nice team, everybody was so friendly.
    The coding exercise I had to do was great as well although I struggled a bit cause I am a bit rusty in the language they asked me to do it in.
    But they were quite happy I think.

    The way they work is so great and totally different from my current shitty job.
    I really hope they will call me, as this would be a great opportunity to improve myself and also to do work which actually matters for the company (start-up).

    So, in best case I'm gone from my current job in a bit more than a month.
    Still, 1 interview at another company and a talk with a friend who started working for some kind of head hunter.
Your Job Suck?
Get a Better Job
Add Comment