Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Interview

The past few days have been pretty slow in my life. Not per-say dull, just slow. I've been working constantly and actually starting to get work done. It's all coming together now it feels like. I'm all set for college money and I'm all set for living arrangements. Great! Now it's just a matter of saving up as much as I can until then. It'll be an uphill battle with that.

But that isn't the main point of today's post. It's interviews. The other day in my Senior English class, we had a guest speaker. I don't remember his name, or even much of what he talked about. But I do know that he scared me about future interviews. I've done multiple leadership boards for ROTC so I can handle the pressure and all of the impromptu stuff. I just don't understand how to actually remember how to properly act, sit, talk, motion, and all of that jazz. I can sit proper, but with my personality I talk with my hands. Well I guess that doesn't fly in an interview.

Anyway, today we were all put up for mock interviews. This is going to be spanned over the next two days, but I decided it best to get over with it. It went well I thought, I got my points across, keep my composure, kept the nervous movements to a minimum and didn't say um. I thought I did good, until she showed me the sheet. It was just a bunch of marks that said, hand movements, hand movements, hand movements. Dammit....Well, I should have know it would've happened, but there's nothing I can do now.

Now I'm on a mission, to perfect this interview business. But I can't do it alone. I know you all are the working type. Even if you're not, hear me out. I need some suggestions, little tips and pointers to get me the "dream" job, or the "just for some cash" job. Which ever comes first. In the end, I'm just some kid looking for a little bit more wisdom. So hear me out.

I also had this song stuck in my head through the whole interview.

1 comment:

  1. As someone who's been working in a highly competitive professional field, here is my advice to you:


    Jobs are tiresome at their very best, and at worst can destroy your soul. You've belonged to institutions -- schools, mainly, I'm guessing -- your whole life, so it seems natural to attach yourself to another one, but it's putting the cart before the horse.

    Find what you love and do it. If nobody will give you money for it, starve. But starve free.

    Fuck interviews, anyways.