I mentioned in my last post my goal for September would be not giving up. I’m expanding that a little bit now to also not letting things outside of my control stress me out and get me down.
Fact: I am really crap at interviews.
I hate talking about myself and in essence trying to ‘sell’ my skills to get a job. The companies I have worked for the longest I started with through temping. I’m not comfortable in a situation where I have to talk myself up and explain things about myself. If I can show you what I do and how well I do it you’ll know I’m amazing.
I’m sure part of the problem is that I don’t think I’m good at talking about myself, so therefore I am not. If I actually believed I could talk myself up properly I would probably come across better in interviews. I don’t know quite how I can fix that, but it’s something to work on.
I had a job interview almost 3 weeks ago and I still haven’t heard anything back from them. At this point I’m not holding out much hope for having gotten the job, but I find it incredibly rude for them not to at least let me know what the situation is, especially after all this time. It’s ridiculous.
I had a written test for another job about a month ago. When the results came back for that I “passed with flying colours” and they wanted me in for an interview. I was a bit more confident about this one, them having seen what I can do and already liking it. I had that interview today. It was weird. I’m not sure exactly how it went. It was short, we sped through it, and I was in and out in practically no time at all. I’m not sure if that’s good or bad. They should hopefully be making a decision by Thursday so fingers crossed I hear something – good or bad – this week.
If I don’t get either of these jobs it’s not the end of the world and I won’t let it knock me down or depress me. I’ll just keep going. 🙂