Dear Experts, I had an interview this morning and was extremely nervous during the entire process. My anxiety was through the roof! My voice was cracking and I was sweating pretty bad. However, my responses to her questions were sensible so we were able to generate a very nice dialogue. But she had to of noticed how nervous I was! Will she hold this against me? My hope is she'll understand my anxiety was a reflection of how vital this job opportunity is to me. Should I follow up with her and acknowledge this is bothering me? Here is how our CAREEREALISM-Approved Experts answered this question on Twitter:Q#479 Don't worry. Employers shouldn't hold you accountable for being nervous. It probably wasn't as bad as you thought. (@gradversity) Q#479 Wouldn't bring it up after, but if you're *that* nervous for interview they will question your strength for job. (@EmilyBennington) Q#479 Wouldn't hurt to mention, but most won't hold it against you. Interviewing hardly ever=job performance. (@beneubanks) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

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One of my mentors taught me a very valuable lesson the hard way. He told me I had great ideas, and my sales approach was crap. He even sent me to “Sales Training” to get better at making my point.

I admit I was terrible. I have gotten better over the years and by making mistakes. One good idea after another thrown in the circular file until I learned an invaluable lesson from my mentor.

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