I had my first interview in a long while today. The news is that I didn’t get the normal butterflies in my stomach. For once, I just went and did the interview without undue stress. No, I still didn’t enjoy the process. I was still nervous – but it was much, much better than it used to be. I felt reasonably confident about my abilities and about my ability to interact over the course of the interview. I knew it would be over relatively quickly. And I think I actually stayed fairly calm.
There were a few moments where I stammered a bit. And I still don’t do very well selling myself – that just isn’t me and I don’t think it ever will be. But I think overall I did fairly well.
I am very pleased with the fact that I didn’t get nauseous like I used to – I guess I am making progress after all. (I also think I’m more confident in myself than I realized; this is a really good thing.)