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drinking before interview to help relax

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:23 pm

anyone tried this?

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Re: drinking before interview to help relax

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Re: drinking before interview to help relax

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:25 pm

great, just what i needed. thanks

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Re: drinking before interview to help relax

Postby jd20132013 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:29 pm

i think it'd depend on your tolerance, how much you drank, and whether you used mouthwash/gum after to cover the smell

i really see nothing wrong with a glass of wine beforehand if it won't affect you

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Re: drinking before interview to help relax

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:34 pm

i was hoping it would affect me though

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Re: drinking before interview to help relax

Postby pertristis » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:35 pm

If you have anxiety issues, might it be a better idea to see a doctor?

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Re: drinking before interview to help relax

Postby 071816 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:35 pm

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Re: drinking before interview to help relax

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:43 pm

i don't know what issues i have.

i don't think i'm presenting my best self to employers. I'm either enthusiastic and anxious or relaxed and apathetic. I can't find the right middle-ground. i'm doing ok with callbacks/interviews but i feel like i'm underperforming my numbers. which sucks because i worked my ass off 1L.

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Re: drinking before interview to help relax

Postby pertristis » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:59 pm

I'm not sure how slamming a shot before an interview is going to help that situation, namely because I'm not sure how slamming a shot (or drinking a Beck's or a dram of Lagavulin, if you've been following another thread) is going to help you present your best self to employers.

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Re: drinking before interview to help relax

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:05 pm

I like to have a drink before interviews. Relaxes me a bit and I get a bit more chatty. Just drinks some water, brush your teeth after, and limit it to one drink only.

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Re: drinking before interview to help relax

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:11 pm

If they can't tell, why not? I had a girlfriend that would take a shot and a half before giving speeches. She enthusiastically recommended it for shy people.

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Re: drinking before interview to help relax

Postby 09042014 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:12 pm

Only to keep a hangover away.

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Re: drinking before interview to help relax

Postby thesealocust » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:15 pm

Anything to take away the shakes.

In all seriousness, I'd keep it to yourself, but I've heard of far more crazy and self-destructive behaviors than doing a single drink before OGI. Just make sure you brush your teeth or something so you don't greet your interviewer with a blast of scotch or PBR.

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Re: drinking before interview to help relax

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:23 pm

vodka leaves less of a stench fyi

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Re: drinking before interview to help relax

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:01 am

Eh, alcohol is too unpredictable. Might I instead recommend an adderall or other stimulant of your choice?

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Re: drinking before interview to help relax

Postby CyLaw » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:08 am

Anonymous User wrote:vodka leaves less of a stench fyi


This is what my language instructors told me at DLI the day before my speaking test.

OP, this really depends on what time the interview is. I don't see a problem with having a drink at lunch before a afternoon interview, but I would not do this for a 9am interview.

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Re: drinking before interview to help relax

Postby 071816 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:09 am

just do a bunch of blow in the bathroom right before. couldn't possibly go wrong.

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Re: drinking before interview to help relax

Postby pertristis » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:10 am

Anonymous User wrote:Eh, alcohol is too unpredictable. Might I instead recommend an adderall or other stimulant of your choice?


That goes back to my suggestion that the OP see a doctor to determine if there's an anxiety, or in this case attention, issue. Either that, or you could be suggesting that the OP commit a crime.

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Re: drinking before interview to help relax

Postby thesealocust » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:12 am

pertristis wrote:Either that, or you could be suggesting that the OP commit a crime.


Hunter S. Thompson wrote:In a closed society where everybody's guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity

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Re: drinking before interview to help relax

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:15 am

pertristis wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Eh, alcohol is too unpredictable. Might I instead recommend an adderall or other stimulant of your choice?


That goes back to my suggestion that the OP see a doctor to determine if there's an anxiety, or in this case attention, issue. Either that, or you could be suggesting that the OP commit a crime.


If OP is not prescribed medicine for ADHD, the alternative caffeine is perfectly legal.

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Re: drinking before interview to help relax

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:26 am

Anonymous User wrote:Eh, alcohol is too unpredictable. Might I instead recommend an adderall or other stimulant of your choice?

alcohol is the opposite of a stimulant

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Re: drinking before interview to help relax

Postby pertristis » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:33 am

Anonymous User wrote:
pertristis wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Eh, alcohol is too unpredictable. Might I instead recommend an adderall or other stimulant of your choice?


That goes back to my suggestion that the OP see a doctor to determine if there's an anxiety, or in this case attention, issue. Either that, or you could be suggesting that the OP commit a crime.


If OP is not prescribed medicine for ADHD, the alternative caffeine is perfectly legal.


I could be wrong, but something tells me that OP isn't going to benefit from a quadruple shot of espresso, at least in this instance.

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Re: drinking before interview to help relax

Postby thesealocust » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:33 am

Alright, fine: alcohol + stimulants until they've balanced each other out.

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Re: drinking before interview to help relax

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:35 am

JamMasterJ wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Eh, alcohol is too unpredictable. Might I instead recommend an adderall or other stimulant of your choice?

alcohol is the opposite of a stimulant

Still a 0L, bro.

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Re: drinking before interview to help relax

Postby pertristis » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:36 am

thesealocust wrote:Alright, fine: alcohol + stimulants until they've balanced each other out.


... so you're saying that OP should act like they're in the fine month of FebClub. That works.




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