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Job interviews make me sweaty

I’ve relocated to Cleveland and have been half-heartedly looking for work (enough to meet the unemployment requirements). I found a non-profit job that actually seemed interesting but I thought it was a stretch in terms of qualifications.

Well, they called me for an interview. Initially I was all excited. Then it dawned on me: I am not great at interviews. Even though it’s been 5 years since my last interview, I remember it well. Why? I walked into the wall, rather than through the door, on my way out. I got the job anyway, so maybe they didn’t notice. But even if I’m not being as obvious to walking into the wall, I still get really sweaty and my brain turns off under the stress, sometimes leaving me at a loss for words.


Then I made the mistake of looking at the agency website and googling some of the people who work there (it’s a small place). Well, everyone is at least 10 years younger than me and they’re all people who seem way more accomplished and motivated than me. I’ve thought about being both of those things but they seem like way too much work the I’d rather be watching tv.

I cannot for the life of me figure out why they called me for an interview. I didn’t lie on my resume or cover letter, although maybe I accidentally over-inflated my skills. I accepted the interview offer since the job sounds cool, but now I’m thinking it’s going to turn into a sweaty clusterfuck of me being unable to answer their questions and then wondering why they wasted their time...

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