I have my interview tomorrow to become a teacher. I am beyond nervous. I'm actually trying to think about it as little as possible which so far is working, although I can feel this underlying sense of impending doom.
First I have a literacy task. I can deal with this. It's only half an hour. I've been given the article in advance. I'm doing an English degree...I think I have a slight advantage. If I don't do well on this part then...well....I've been wasting my time for the past three years.
Then we have a group discussion. I'm a little nervous about this. The fact that it's a group discussion could cause some problems. Everyone will be wanting to get their word in and be noticed. I just hope I have some nice people and not bulldozers who don't stop and listen and just want to talk over everybody.
Then lunch. Great. Half an hour to build myself up into more of a stress.
.......and then it's the part I'm dreading. We have to do a five minute presentation. I actually don't know how I'm going to get through this part. I hate being the centre of attention. I hate the pressure of it all. I really, really cannot think about it otherwise I'll completely freak out and probably bail on the whole day.
Then it's the individual interviews. I think if I survive the presentation I'll be feeling a sense of relief and might be able to get through the questions without being too awkward.
I will try my very best to stay calm tomorrow but I really don't know how much use it'll be.