I’m bombing y’all. The job that I interviewed for – that the recruiter wanted to get me in to meet with the company immediately – was filled before I could meet with them. My phone interview was a failure – like the two previous phone interviews before.
I have another recruiter interview, as well as a preliminary interview for a great position next week…how do I make sure I don’t bomb these too?
More importantly, why the hell am I bombing so many job interviews?
I’d love to say it’s because I was pregnant, but that doesn’t explain why I keep bombing phone interviews. I’d love to say it’s because of the economy, but that’s just a copout. I’d love to say it’s because I’m out of practice, but I’ve had 6 months to get into practice. So what is it?
My husband says it’s because I’m not a specialist – because I’m putting myself out there for positions with many, many other applicants, without highlighting in my resume or cover letter why I’m the absolute best candidate. To be fair, the one time I did write a detailed and wonderful cover letter for a specific position, I did get a phone interview. Unfortunately, since I never heard back from them, I apparently bombed it.
But when you’re in career/life crisis, how do you know what the perfect job is?
It’s easy for him, because he’s one of a dozen people with his accreditations in the area. It’s also easy for him because he knows the industry he wants to go into. Me, I could go into any industry. I could do anything. I am unspecific, un-super qualified for anything specific, and unsure of what path to focus on.
I failed my PHR exam by 15 points. 15! My score was 485 and 500 was passing! If I had passed, I would have had a great boon to my resume for HR positions. Since I didn’t, I’m questioning whether I even like that field.
Are all 30-year old former cocktail servers so wishy-washy? Or is it just me?
I remember reading somewhere (and I think it was fiction) about someone who kept winning the lottery by simple visualization. By purely believing that he was going to win (smaller jackpots, of course) he could pre-spend the money in his head and poof! Lo and behold he’d win.
Well, regardless of whether or not that was fact or fiction, I’m going to go into my preliminary interview next week with the firm belief that I will get the job. I will be the perfect candidate, and will get the position no matter what.
And on that note, I’m off to do a budget based on what I’ll be making in the future.
***DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW HARD IT IS FOR A CYNIC TO DO THIS TYPE OF VISUALIZATION? AHHH!***
What is your best job hunting tip? And have you had any luck purely visualizing prosperity and making it – poof! – come true?