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Friday, August 10, 2007

Hope For The Best

I went to a job interview yesterday. It seemed to go well. Through the years I have been to many job interviews and I am a pretty good judge on my performance, at least I thought I was. I also had one three days ago it also SEEMED to go well. In fact, I was told I would be getting a call back within a day for the second interview.
I have to admit I am getting a little worried.
Am I presenting myself correctly?
Did my last boss slam me?
Am I overqualified?
Maybe I am just anxious. Actually I am anxious.
I need to work and I know I have value.
I also just got haircut.
Maybe two years without insurance is catching up with me(teeth).
Where does my value lie?
Is it making calls to area buisiness owners and CEO's for fundraising requests?
Is it playing 'goodcop' to wary advertisers?
Is it recruiting students for The Study Buddy Club?
Is it gathering information about the latest shootout in Utica?
Will it be selling cars?
Will it be generating qualified leads?
Who knows, maybe I'll get into politics.
Could it be writing political spin?
Stay tuned and while you are at it, tell everyone there is a talented Utican who wants to write for a living.

4 comments:

t4toby said...

Hey, Man-

The one thing I have learned about getting a job is that the most persistent applicant is usually the one that is hired.

Sometimes we think that calling back 12 times is annoying. Hell yeah it is! The squeaky wheel gets the grease.

So if they say they are calling you back, don't wait for them to call. call the next day. Twice. And the next day. And the next day. Until they hire you, or they tell you to buzz off.

The point is, if you don't want to put this effort in, is the job really worth it? And to the employers, it shows that you are serious about getting what you want.

So there it is. Be relentless, and don't forget to ask the universe (pray) for exactly what you want. If you aren't specific, how can you get what you want?

ClapSo said...

Good luck on the job search.

In an effort to cheer you up a bit:

You have been given an award.

Tag you're it!

The scientifically impossible I do right away
The spiritually miraculous takes a bit longer

Kiki B said...

Word,
job-hunting is always so stressful. Add that 95% of companies are a glorified step above pyramid schemes in terms of their drive to bring in cash and their management skills... and you've got a whole lot of incompetent morons managing moneymaking machines. Poorly.
So flattered that your read my blog. To respond, artist colonies are alive and well, and we are a diverse bunch-- the prerequisite is pretty much that we all "get along" and have similar views on social ideals. It's pretty Utopian, I know, but I think it will work out.
FYI, I have a seemingly incongruent love of "black" music which is why I post about hiphop. Here's my music player right now: Sly & the Fam, Arrested Development, Pharcyde, Zap Mama, The Roots... I don't know why, but this is what I love to hear. I feel I sometimes lack credibility being a farm girl, but I don't care. I love it.

fairlane said...

Clapso- LOL!

Darcy- Forget calling 12 times a day. You should find out where they live and go to their homes. Hang out, offer to clean the gutters or fix the plumbing.

Jobs suck.

I like you just want to write. Unfortunately, there are no ads in the paper that say,

"Writer wanted. We don't care what you write about as long as you enjoy it. $$$ Call today."