As it were, I am back on the job hunt.
Roll your eyes, sigh loudly, yawn a bit. I don't really care since I can't see you.
I really am sick of not being settled somewhere. And that's the God's honest truth. (If you need to roll your eyes again, by all means. I still can't see you.)
This past November I interviewed at a certain Pittsburgh-famous ketchup company. And they didn't hire me. And since we are always honest here, I know I screwed up when answering a few questions during the interview. Questions I shouldn't have screwed up.
I hate interviews.
So, ANYWAY, this Friday I have another interview. My first interview for any accounting job since the ketchup company rejection. And only the second accounting-type interview since moving back to Pittsburgh.
It's a job I really want, logistically. It's close to my house, I know I can do the what will be required of me (as it has been explained to me), and it's only part-time. However, that's not everything - so I am excited to hear a little more about the company, the people, and in general to get a feel for the position.
So back to the ketchup company interview. I prepared all my behavioral questions - what are my strengths, weaknesses, favorite boss, biggest accomplishments. But, of all things, I messed up an accounting question. One that I know. One that I replay over and over, just in case it is every asked again.
But in addition, I didn't FEEL confident. I went out and bought a new suit jacket that was nice, but I wore pants I bought at a thrift store (which shouldn't matter, because they were nice and they fit) and a silk undershirt that was a little worn in the middle on my belly from leaning against my unfinished wood desk at my job in Virginia. Which shouldn't matter either - since you couldn't see it. Oh, and flats. Because I thought that would make me comfortable. But really, it just made me the opposite of confident.
Now it really isn't as bad as I made it sound. Lucky for you I have a picture. This is me on the left, and my most beautiful friend Meghann (who met me for lunch after my interview - and is having a baby in May!)
So: slimmer pants, a blue collared shirt, and some new Nine West pumps I literally just purchased 3 minutes ago on Amazon and shelled out the $3.99 for next day delivery. Slimmer pants and collared shirt come courtesy of a spur of the moment shopping trip a la 30 minutes ago.
I also swung by Clinque, dropping almost $100.00 on a new face. Because powder is important. And I think a new eye shadow will do me good. Then the lady talked me into buying toner because they were giving away free stuff if you bought it. And, what the hey, I bought my foundation while I was there.
Here's to hoping I never have to go for a second interview.