After hours of researching the company, reviewing the top interview questions (and your own resume), and role-playing to ensure that your body language demonstrates confidence and poise, you are so ready for this. Seriously, you've got this.
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Until you don't. The interview starts out OK, and things are moving along. And then. The next question is a hardball — or it's a softball, as easy as they come — but for whatever reason, your mind goes blank. Or you fumble through a barely coherent response. You mumble some nonsense that sounds absolutely ridiculous even to your own ears. You're sure you've totally bombed the interview.
They're never going to hire you now.