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31 March 2006 @ 12:12 pm
Now is the time...  
...for good job-getting mojo to be sent.

Seriously. Monday. Interview. Send mojo to sustain me through weekend and into Monday. Anyone have any mojo-type exercises I can do? Because I interview well, but never quite get hired. I ask if there's something I did wrong, and there never is. They always like me. I just don't get hired. So I will take any suggestions, rituals, whatever, that will get me hired this time.
I feel: nervousnervous
I can hear: birds tweeting
eaceac on March 31st, 2006 09:26 am (UTC)
*fingers crossed*

I have no special mojo suggestions, but will be thinking good thoughts about this periodically throughout the weekend.
Galestormgalestorm on March 31st, 2006 09:38 am (UTC)
Know what I did to get the job I'm in now? First, I wrote myself a mission statement. Sounds cheesy, but it will help you focus on what it is that you want in the short term and the long term. Then I tried to anticipate any questions that they would ask me and how I would answer them. Of course, they threw me a loop on a couple of them anyway, but I had thought about possible answers enough to be able to wing it. Most of all, just breathe and be fabulous! Good luck!
Johnflirtaciousj on March 31st, 2006 09:38 am (UTC)
*Sending job mojo!*

Deep breath, clear head, and a low center of gravity, and you can get through anything. That and "inhale pink, exhale blue* is very popular :)
Murphy's Girlsnafu_07 on March 31st, 2006 09:39 am (UTC)
I used to have a boss who would say a low cut red blouse get you hired everytime. But that may not be the kind of mojo you want. Always better to get a job based on your skills rather than your cleavage.
Jer: Flamer - Ryanlugonn on March 31st, 2006 10:49 am (UTC)
Especially for those of us sadly lacking in cleavage. And the alternative of wearing skin-tight jeans showing a prominent bulge and round ass only works if the hiring authority happens to be gay.
Fenrissfenriss on March 31st, 2006 09:43 am (UTC)
Let what job-landing grace is given to me pass to you!

It's all about confidence, if you ask me. Radiate it. Act a little casual. Make them believe that you're only there because you're curious to see if it might be a fit, but you don't really need the job. I know that's a bit of a cliché, but it always works for me.
High-velocity pie of deathnixieq on March 31st, 2006 09:45 am (UTC)
the best thing i've found is if you can, at least at the time of the interview, genuinely picture yourself in the job and make yourself WANT it. (it's much, much harder to do with jobs you're not terribly excited about that you know will only be short-term, but if you can think of it in terms of "this'll be a great next step for me! and it'll pay the rent until i find something better!" but not actually SAY that, of course, it can help with the mindset.)

basically, if it's not a job you're genuinely enthused about, it's about acting. find ways to MAKE yourself enthused for the duration of the interview.

good luck, sweetie. *smooch*
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Elletheletterelle on March 31st, 2006 01:51 pm (UTC)
AWESOME. I am so doing that. Do you have any recommendations? Or just vanilla perfume oil?
Kitarrakitarra on March 31st, 2006 02:27 pm (UTC)
I like Vanilla Fields, but venilla perfume oil works too. The cleaner the vanilla scent the better.
Kitarrakitarra on March 31st, 2006 10:08 am (UTC)
Two things, make yourself memorable. Favorably.

Wear a vanilla based scent.

I have never failed to get a job when I have worn vanilla. I think because its so univerally positive in people's minds it leave them with a positive impression of you.
Jer: Stud - Reichen (from Elrond50)lugonn on March 31st, 2006 10:47 am (UTC)
Here's a little trick I read about. Right before you go in for the interview, wash your hands in warm water and (if possible) dry them using a hand drier instead of towels.
When you shake their hands, your hand will be warm and dry - much nicer than damp, sweaty, and/or cold.

Good luck! We have faith in you.