October 25, 2006 10:09 pm

The Reason I Have Been So Quiet Recently

:note: Ben Folds Five – “Selfless, Cold, and Composed”

I had a job interview today.

Like, a real-life, career-type job. One that I would really, really like to get. The job description is exactly what I want to do – the official title is Production Artist, but it basically involves the actual building out of websites (and HTML emails) using web standards. I was freakishly nervous all day today but I think the interview went well. We seemed to get along nicely, they have a great sense of humor, and I know three of the people that work there already. I don’t want to say too much and jinx myself, but I’m optimistic about it. :D

Sadly, I wore bad shoes to walk to the interview, so I have horrible blisters on the bottoms of both my feet. Yeah. The bottoms. It hurts to stand, and I feel really stupid that I didn’t just wear normal shoes to walk there and then change into my nice shoes. Bad plan, that one.

My shoulder is also super sore from carrying my bag around. I do this all the time, but for some reason today it decided it didn’t like carrying my bag and so I hurt.

I got ready for my interview at school, and I had several people tell me I looked “sharp,” so I think I dressed pretty well. I had a black suit-jacket type thing, black pants, and a camisole with black, red and pink on it to go under the jacket. I think black sometimes isn’t recommended for interviews because you look “severe” or too serious, but I dunno… I thought it looked nice. People look good in black.

So! To conclude, I probably will not talk too much more about the whole job thing, suffice to say that it went well and I’m terribly proud of myself for just trying. It was a huge step for me.

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2 Comments

  • Nicole says:

    congratz on putting yourself out there, I hate job interviews so much. I hope design interviews will be a little differened than interviews for like retail stores.

    Some stores now adays are making you take his stupid moral test. However, there are very specific right answers for them, and hey are not totally agreeing with the good morals and totally not agreeing with the good ones, I guess they like to see people in the middle….

    Anyways, slight tanget, but congratz again.

  • Lew says:

    Huzzah for you! Best of luck.