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It’s that time of year again. If you’re not graduating and looking for your first full-time job, you’re on the tumultuous search for a summer internship or part time job. One of the most stressful parts of finding a job is the interview. Whether you’re a seasoned pro at the interview process, or have only ever been on a few interviews, you’ve probably experienced that awful interview that just totally failed. It probably went something like this:

You did it! You got the interview for your first choice job.

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The day of the interview, you realize you don’t actually own any appropriate professional clothes.

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You scrounge together whatever you can find, and think you look pretty great.

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Before you leave, your best friend makes you realize that you overdid it on the cologne, perfume, and hair product.

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You arrive at the office, and it is probably the most intimidating place you’ve ever been.

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The interviewer asks the first question, and your response makes absolutely no sense.

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The interviewer reacts something like this.

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You start to lose confidence at an accelerating rate.

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Confidence dwindling… “Why do you think you would be a great fit for this job?”

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Your answers make less sense with every question the interviewer asks.
“Who inspires you the most?”

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“What are your biggest strengths and weaknesses?”

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All you can think to yourself is:

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You try your best to end the interview on a good note.

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It’s finally over.

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You may have completely failed this interview,
but think of it as practice for the countless others you will ace in the future.

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How did your first job interview go?

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