If you do flub the interview beyond repair, take solace in knowing that at least you won't make the same mistake twice -- and that the experience wasn't a total loss. After all, you gave a bored hiring manager a juicy story she'll enjoy retelling around the water cooler for years to come.
This work is the opinion of the columnist and in no way reflects the opinion of ABC News.
Michelle Goodman is a freelance journalist, author and former cubicle dweller. Her books -- "The Anti 9-to-5 Guide: Practical Career Advice for Women Who Think Outside the Cube" and "My So-Called Freelance Life: How to Survive and Thrive as a Creative Professional for Hire" (October 2008) -- offer an irreverent take on the traditional career guide. More tips on career change, flex work and the freelance life can be found on her blog, Anti9to5Guide.com