You would think a BA in Psychology, an MA in Social Sciences plus several years in the work world would somehow exempt me from being nervous about interviewing for a job. As it happens, I ’m currently completing the SFU Career Development Practitioner Certificate Program so job interviews are definitely in my near future. And even though I don’t have any interviews lined up yet, I find that I’m starting to sweat. The challenge for me is not that I don’t have good interview skills; the challenge is that I feel like I need to amp myself up to “make the sale”.
Well, as luck would have it (is it luck?), I have been working as a practicum student at the SFU Career Services Centre and as I was standing in the resource area, a Career Advisor pointed out a book called, “Not For Sale” to one of the students. I found my ears perking up and my inner valley girl was saying, “Yeah, like I’m sooo totallee not for sale.” Hallelujah! There’s a book out there that gets what I’m feeling! I was all over that book. After reading it, I felt a renewed calmness and enthusiasm about how to approach my future interviews.
Now I won’t go into all the details of the book, you’ll have to check it out for yourself, or better yet drop by the Career Services Centre (shameless plug) and maybe you’ll discover something that makes you less sweaty too!
By Rosa, Practicum Student