4.19.2010

Wait and see

I had my second interview today.

Overall, I think it went well.
I hope.
I'm trying to remember if I said anything really stupid.
I'm also hoping I didn't sound as dumb as I felt.

I'm sure you can understand when I say interviewing for jobs is kind of like visiting the seventh level of hell.

I hate interviews.
I fear that I always sound like a complete and total moron.
(Who knows? Maybe I DO sound exactly like a moron and that, my dear readers, is why I am still unemployed. HA!)

I think (no, I know) it's the questions they ask.
And the answers I try to give.

My favorite: "What are your strengths and weaknesses?"
Really.
Strengths? That's easy peasy. I like to tell them that I'm a good writer and editor, that I have a killer attention to detail and I'm a perfectionist.

But weaknesses? This I'm not so good at answering. I don't like to think about being 'weak' at anything. So I tend to say that sometimes I'm too much of a perfectionist (and we all know too much of a good things can be troublesome, right?). Oy. It's a STUPID answer, I know. But I can't very well say that I have a weakness for Starbucks and chocolate and can never pass up either of those things, now can I?

Another one I love is when they ask what I would bring to the job?
Obviously my mad skills are at the top of the list. (LOL).
Oh and my charm and wit and the overwhelming hilarity that ensues whenever I tell a joke.
DUH.

I'd like to say "What do YOU think I'll bring to this job?" But you can't really turn the tables like that can ya? (Not unless you want to keep collecting unemployment).
So I say something about creativity, fresh thinking, mad writing/editing skills, etc. (For the record ... I also bring a candy dish that is ALWAYS full of candy. Good candy. I think that is VERY important, don't you?)

The whole process just makes me queasy.
But now it's over and done and I just have to wait.
And wait.
And wait.
And maybe, if I'm really lucky, I'll get a phone call at the end of the week telling me that I have a new job.

One can only hope.

8 comments:

  1. FINGERS crossed. (And toes.)

    P.S. I laughed out loud at the, "Obviously my mad skills are at the top of the list. (LOL).
    Oh and my charm and wit and the overwhelming hilarity that ensues whenever I tell a joke.
    DUH."

    :)

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  2. (My word verification was, "hotho".

    I believe that roughly translates to, "hot ho."

    Lol.

    Awesome.

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  3. YOU DID FANTASTICAL!!!! I just know it :)
    xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxox
    ( my word verification is actasaint hmmmmm interesting)

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  4. Aww, Traci, I really hope you get it! Fingers crossed! :)

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  5. I'm sure you did great! I understand though...I hate interviewing.

    Funny story though: I used to do interviews at my old position. A woman came in to interview and I asked her strengths/weaknesses. She said something about her strengths being a single mom...and her weaknesses were swearing at her kids all.the.time. Then, went into an in depth story about the exact swear words she used that morning toward her children.

    Needless to say, she did not get the job.

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  6. I hate the waiting. After the interview for the job I'm at now they waited FOUR MONTHS to call me and tell me I had the job. It was awful. Good luck, we'll be thinking about you!

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  7. thank you all! ;)

    @sassy times: that story is hilarious!

    @the grumbles: four months? that's just crazy!

    :)

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