Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Job Interview Anticipation

Finally, after all these months of submitting resumes and trying to find a job that would be a good fit for my skills, I have an interview today!   At this point in my life, I want a position which I genuinely like, and in which I have the opportunity to learn something new.  Something that challenges me intellectually, and where I am surrounded by nice personalities. 

Today I'm experiencing all kinds of feelings, excitement over getting to interview for a job that would have me working for a major university in an academic setting, which by the way is something I have desired for awhile now, and yet there is also a nervous feeling because I feel there is a lot on the line not to mention the whole interview process.

Interviewing is never fun, especially when you really want the job.  I've always felt that way, anytime I really want something I feel such extra pressure to make sure things go perfectly.  And that is near impossible in job interviews because they always manage to ask that one question that somehow throws me off. 

So today I'm sitting here thinking....what am I going to say.  How can I sell my skill set, my experiences, and educational background to these people.   Oh I can practice the questions I think they will ask over and over, but from experience when I get in the actual room with my interviewers all those great prepared answers I mastered always seem to disappear.

Plus, there is a part of me that isn't even sure she wants to go back into an office type environment.  The creative side of me seems to over power the logical somedays.  And the creative side wants to strike out on it's own, if only the logical side wasn't filled with such fear.

I'm one of those personality types that tends to feel rather claustrophic in the professional, business office type environment.  Some people thrive in those environments but not me.  In fact, my favorite job of all time was working for a small artist/designer in California.  To be around that kind of creativity was inspiring.  It was fun to come to work, I learned something new each day, and I loved my job.  And it's hard when you know what it feels like to have a job you love, and then experience ones that were the complete opposite. 

My ultimate goal is to find a job I love as much as that one. (then again I suppose everyone desires that)

Anyway....I'm off to review my notes, pick out my clothes, and then try to convince my future interviewers why I would be perfect for this job.

Update: they called me back today (the next day) and want me to come in for a 2nd interview!

2 comments :

  1. Good luck! Let us know how it goes!!!

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