Today, I’m taking stock of all my recent interviews. I’ve had a bunch lately, whether they be on the phone or in person, and I feel I’m getting much better at them. Yes, I’m talking about practice. When I first started seriously job hunting, I felt anxious before every interview. I would get a little sweaty, my hands would go cold, and I’d get the shakes a bit. I felt this was pretty standard for going into something as important as an interview. I’m sure my symptoms were clearly evident and it could have been a factor in why was passed over in the beginning; however, now I don’t have those traits. I’m much more composed and put together. On top of not exhibiting nerves, I feel excited to go in and talk with people [this could be from the alone time I have now, but I think it’s because I’m genuinely excited about the company I could be potentially working for].
Practice is a key aspect to getting a job. It sucks, to put it bluntly, but it is a part of the process in earning gainful employment. Now, earning employment is different than having it handed to you on a silver platter. I understand networking is crucial in the process and that is fine, but what I’m talking about is the son or daughter of a senior level exec who is gifted a position because of their parents position. That is frustrating, but on the other hand it is invigorating! I know I have amazing ideas to bring to the table, and if I have to work a little harder than someone else… bring it on.
I feel all my interviews have gone well as of late. I have three more coming up the end of this week and the beginning of the next and I’m pumped. I can’t wait to really demonstrate what a solid, enthusiastic addition I’d be to a team.