Good idea about practicing before an interview...if nothing else, I go through my resume to see if I still remember any details on projects I worked on 5 years ago...and yes - it is so
important to gather your thoughts into coherent strings so you don't end up stuttering and stammering...
As for the cursing...I can't help but think it's better to play it safe and desist - "Curse and be proud..."
is more advice for the macho male than the female...I am no prude but I would not curse in an interview however much the interviewer (even if it is a woman) thinks it's okay to use any of the more popular swear words - Like Everardo I too have worked with developers who almost consider it a flaw in their nature if they don't curse loudly and frequently - in fact, one of them invariably accompanied his f...s with thumping on the table with much manly vigour - it would startle the heck out of me everytime and I found that I was always on edge wondering when the next thump-swear-thump would happen and couldn't really focus on my work at all...
I could also never understand why it's okay to say cr*p
but not s&*t
- do they not mean the say thing ?! Why is one considered more euphemistic over the other ?! This is definitely one time when I would echo Sean's advice about "Curse and be proud..."
instead of hiding behind an innocuous oh shoot!
I must confess to being equally annoyed by people who are constantly asking me to have "a blessed day"
...quite frankly that's when I do
feel like swearing the most...and I can't help but wonder whether these same people are not the ones who are secretly sticking pins into dolls stashed in their bedroom closet...!!!!
**ASCII stupid question, get a stupid ANSI !!!**