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sin
post Aug 3 2005, 01:11 PM
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Right now, I’m sitting here and the tears are running down my face. I won’t be getting this job. I dressed up and looked rather nice (in my opinion). I wore a skirt, pantyhose, and heels with a nice mint green button down dress shirt and matching jewelry and coordinated makeup. I stood tall and summoned up all the bravery I had in me, but that wasn’t enough. I even showed up to the interview fifteen minutes early. The first thing, when I walked through the door, was I looked down at the sign in sheet and saw one of my old supervisor’s names listed with “interview” written right next to it. That dashed all hope I had of getting this job, and all of my confidence as well. Her name was the last name I expected to see written on that paper. I feel horrible.


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post Aug 4 2005, 02:27 PM
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A few words of wisdom.

Confidence is not something you learn, or get. Its a moment when you do not fear the end result.

This interview may not do you any good in the short term, but you still took it. The next interview, and the interview after that, will become easyer and easyer. The meaning of life could be defined as "Just because the path was difficult, everybody finaly ends up at the final destination". Or in other words, its not the end result that matters, but what you learn and remember from experience and use that experience in future situations.

Isnt it great you got all dolled up, and looked rather nice? Wasnt it just worth it for that alone?

It can be daunting to have to face an old supervisor that you might dispise, or hate. But remember theres people like that everywhere, even in the place where i work, one of the office workers is a complete prick but that doesnt stop me from thinking how much better "professionaly" i am than him.

Remember, it wasnt the piece of paper, the interview, or the person that made you feel horible. I recently heard that "humans are the only species in the world capable of deniying themselves happyness". Meaning that just as heaven is on earth, so is the hell on earth you create for yourself.

Dont worry about it, theres more jobs out there in the big bad world, another nice quote i heard "god doesnt close one door, without opening another". Everything happens for a reason.

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post Aug 4 2005, 07:17 PM
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Talking to my friend Daniel was really helpful. He just happened to sign onto msn this evening and we talked for a bit. It made me feel a little better but I still am worried I won’t get this job.

Here’s the conversation between Daniel and me in case you’re interested.

Daniel: whats up
nic: surprised to see you online.
Daniel: i know
nic: just sitting here, i happened to look at msn and see you on.
nic: whats up?
Daniel: so what did you think of the interview
nic: i think i could have been a whole lot more confident and "sold" myself better if i hadn't seen pat's name on the list when i signed in.
Daniel: Do NOT worry about that
nic: that was a real downer
Daniel: you did great thats all i can say, k?
nic: thanks, you made me feel better.
nic: i came home and cried. tongue.gif
Daniel: WHY
nic: because i was upset! i was thinking, "pat has a shitload of education and experience on me. all ive got against her is personality." and thought also that if pat applied for the job, there were other people i know that are more qualified for it than i am. i was really discouraged. thats just my thinking, you know me. the everlasting pessimist.
Daniel: Well lets just say this, you have nothing to worry about K. I gave an excellent reference. It is up to the others to decide. Because i was a reference, my vote doesn't count. But my reference does.
nic: do you have any idea when a decision is going to be made?
Daniel: they should make a decision by friday


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post Aug 4 2005, 07:26 PM
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wishing you luck
hope you get the job


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post Aug 5 2005, 03:39 AM
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nic: because i was upset! i was thinking, "pat has a shitload of education and experience on me. all ive got against her is personality." and thought also that if pat applied for the job, there were other people i know that are more qualified for it than i am. i was really discouraged. thats just my thinking, you know me. the everlasting pessimist.


Nic, remember when you were passed over because you were "overqualified"? Much of the hiring practices now want young blood, fresh out of school, and usually willing to work a bit cheaper than old experienced folks.
So keep your chin up and remember we're all pulling for you.


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