Job Interview??? Im currently working in an Architectural firm, which has been axing people at the beginning of each month since December. Right now, Im part time so I think Im safe. However, Ill be graduating from school in May and will have to go full time, and I dont think my A-hole boss is going to keep me on. (Its a feeling I have.) Its a very crappy company and I would have left a long time ago, if there were others whom were actually hiring. Anyway, in 2 months my school will hold a job fair, where hopefully, many firms will be there interviewing about 50-100 out-of-work, desperate, soon-to-be graduating kids. Its a tough time to graduate. My questions are: 1. Should I try to sound cocky and borderline narcissistic, in an effort to exude confidence? 2. Should I speak fast, or slow? Which sounds better? 3. Should emphasize my limited experience A LOT? Many of the other kids have never worked in a firm. 4. Should I use complicated college boy words, or just simple ones, which everyone can understand? 5. Is inserting a joke during the interview, a good move, or bad? 6. Should I pretend to be stern and tough, or should I smile a lot? Im real interested in your personal experiences during a job interview. This is why Im posting in this forum, and not looking at some web-site with a boring list of things to do. REAL people, with REAL advice!!! Also, I don't want the "be yourself" advice! Because sadly, sometimes "being yourself" is not good enough.