Tuesday, November 30, 2010

And then I worried...again.

And as of today, I kiss National Blog Posting Month goodbye.

Did I post 30 days in a row. Yes. But something was different. I feel like I haven't gotten my writing juju back from the 8 months of employment sad. Where are you juju?

I've promised myself that this time in unemployment I won't lapse into the familiar pattern of napping during the day and procrastinating on job applications. I need to get things done, be proactive, get volunteering.

Of course, What did I do today? I went to yoga. I took a nap. And I procrastinated on job applications. I like to tell myself that that's ok. Particularly because well, I got a job interview! Squee. Worry has slapped me in the face again. What will I wear? What if they ask me a question I don't know the answer too? What if my shoes don't match my clothes? What if my bra shows through my top? What if I mumble? What if they can't understand my accent and we have awkward conversations about me being from an island in Ireland called Nantucket (true story)????

Help me internets - what's a question that caught you a bit off guard in a job interview?

11 comments:

  1. I hate it when the interviewer says something like, "tell me what some of your weaknesses are." How can that possibly be answered correctly? Generally in an interview, I like to stick to how awesome I am!

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  2. On my interview for my current job, my department head asked me if I had a husband/boyfriend and if I was planning on having children soon. Apparently this had been a major problem in the department before I got there.

    Hang in there!

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  3. I've gotten ambushed by 'Have you looked at our website?' when I hadn't.

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  4. "Describe a time where you experienced diversity in the workplace. What were the benefits and challenges of that diversity?" Good luck with your juju. I agree, I blogged everyday, but never felt like I got in the groove of things.
    -Lilly

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  5. Jill - That one is tricky! My answer for that is that I am total morning person. It doesn't really make sense. But eh!

    Teacher Girl - Ah, yes. Getting knocked up I guess is a concern. But it must be against the law for them to NOT give you the job because of that...right?

    Susan - Whoops! Noted. I'll definitely look at the website.

    Lilly - Eek! that sounds like a challenging one. Diversity...ok!

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  6. I usually do well in interviews. I don't get too hung up on the details because I know everything will be fine.

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  7. It's so hard to be proactive when you're the only one screaming for you to get it done, haha! My life every day! Good luck!

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  8. Someone once said to me, "This job is really boring. I don't get the impression that you would be satisfied doing something tedious and boring."

    Ok so that wasn't a question - but it threw me for a loop. Of course I wouldn't be satisfied! But what do you say to that?

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  9. Michelle - Interesting theory. Don't get hung up on the details!

    Rachel - So true! Luckily I have a support team, well kind of. Everytime someone asks me if I've had any interviews I feel like I've failed if I say no.

    Daisy - someone said that to me too! I was going to have to move into the country for the job too and when I asked if there was social clubs within work I could join they were all like "no we don't really hang out together"

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  10. I am not kidding when I say this. I once had an interviewer ask me if my last employer had a tape of me having "relations" with another employee at work. I wasn't sure if this is the type of thing that he usually sees on resumes that come across his desk but at that point I was pretty sure I wasn't going to be working for that weirdo.

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  11. Interviews can suck. But remember, the job has to be right for you, so in a sense you are interviewing them to.

    They're the ones who should be nervous!

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