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Do I Have Good Interview Skillz?

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Image courtesy of Ambro / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

I’ve been thinking about my whole job search experience.

At first I thought that perhaps the reason I hadn’t gotten a job yet was because I was supposed to be on this journey of self-realization or reflection. However, on this day when I am feeling a little less than happy (and like my journey has not been that successful), I’m thinking that the reason I don’t have a job yet is because I am sucking out at the interviews. I mean I have been getting some interviews, so my resume can’t be the reason… it must be my interviewing techniques.

I’ll admit, I haven’t interviewed for a job in about 6 years. I lucked into my last job without much of an interview. My previous boss had recommended me before I even arrived so the ”interview” was spent mostly telling me about the job as opposed to asking me questions.

I have an interview on Tuesday of this week. It’s for a job that I’m not sure if I really want or not. The job itself could be interesting but it involves an hour commute each way and I have no idea how much it pays. However, I am tired of not getting any offers. It’s starting to make me feel bad about myself  :(. I am trying harder to prepare for this one but I think my downfall is the whole situational question, you know, “describe a time when you… blah, blah, blah”. My memory is not the best so I struggle with finding a good example for this type of question. And they always want specifics as opposed to generalities.

Anyway, I have prepared a few answers in case they ask any of 9 specific questions. If they ask anything else, I’m doomed I guess, lol. I figure that if I have a few prepared answers perhaps that will help me with the interview. It can’t hurt, right? I have also come up with a good question to ask them during the interview. I was reading up on interviewing techniques a little bit this past week and one suggestion was to have better questions for them. So in theory, I have a better plan than before, and hopefully this interview will be successful.

As for the job at the airport, it has been 3 weeks and I have heard nothing. I’m guessing that I didn’t get it. If they had been excited to hire me then I would have heard by now. I’m going to go with the premise that not getting it is a blessing in disguise as I heard there was the potential for big issues with that job. That sounds like a good premise, right?

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