Now that you have a job interview to look forward to, you are probably feeling pretty excited. You might be a little bit nervous, too, though, and you could be thinking about getting just a little bit high before your appointment. After all, you might think that you can handle yourself just fine after using marijuana, and you might not think that it's a big deal. No matter how tempting it might be, though, you don't want to go to a job interview high. These are some of the main reasons why.
It Might Be More Obvious Than You Think
If you get high often, you might not think that it's all that obvious to others when you have been using marijuana. However, it might be more obvious than you think. Marijuana has a pungent odor, and the symptoms -- such as the red eyes -- can be easier for the average person to spot than you might realize. If you think that you're going to be able to go to your interview high without anyone knowing about it, you should know that this might not be the case at all.
Some People Aren't Very Accepting of Marijuana
It's true that marijuana is not seen as negatively by many people as it was in the past. This does not mean that it's fully accepted, though. Even if you think that the interviewer probably will not think that marijuana is a big deal, this might not be the case at all. You could end up with an interviewer who has a negative opinion about marijuana and the people who use it, which can obviously impact your chances of impressing the interviewer and getting the job.
It May Affect Your Performance
Marijuana can make it more difficult to focus and concentrate. You do not want to lose interest in what the interviewer is talking about or mess up an interview question that you would have otherwise been prepared for just because you're high. You're more likely to ace your interview if you're sober when you go.
You Might Have to Take a Drug Test
Depending on the job that you're applying for and the company's policies, you might be required to take a drug test as a condition of employment. If you get high right before your interview and then have to take a drug test, you're probably going to fail it. Staying sober now can help you increase your chances of passing your drug test and getting the job that you want.
Even if you're used to getting high on a regular basis, and even if you don't think it's a big deal to smoke marijuana before doing different things, it's not a good idea to get high before your interview. This is true regardless of how confident you might feel. Instead, try to maintain a sober and clear mind when heading to the interview. You're sure to be glad that you did when you finally score that job that you've been wanting.