Job Interview Results


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Dear Wonderful Reader,

So my job interview didn’t go well at all. I didn’t plan accordingly so I was 20 minutes late. Like I said I tried the honesty approach but it didn’t go well at all. It seems like people want to hear “groomed” answers at job interviews.

I was a little depressed driving home cause I felt like my true self isn’t as impressive as my “groomed” (fake) self in job interviews. But then I realized… to hell with it.

Oh Above is what I wore to my job interview.

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16 thoughts on “Job Interview Results”

  1. Well that is sad news. Rule one: Never ever be late. (that is most likely the reason you did not get it). Dressing smartly is usually the norm, though in my view that does not mean high heels, ties or even suits for that matter. How you dress depends to some extent on the job you are going after. I refuse to wear a tie and will never ever do any job that requires one but I always try to look smart. Trying too hard to look cool or relaxed is also not a good idea. An interview is a serious undertaking. What do I know anyway, I am unemployed;) I wonder about the job you were after and what sort of job you would like to do.

    1. Thank you! I knew that I didn’t like the job as soon as I walked in, also the salary wasn’t very attractive. But, I went anyway against my better judgement just because its hard nowadays in this job market.

  2. Hi! I’m sorry for the sad news.

    I agree with @jansdaily. Unfortunately, not all recruiters appreciate the honest approach. If you have many “holes” in your work experience, you might want to adopt a more strategic method and highlight your most relevant jobs/projects, avoiding the chronological order. You don’t have to be fake, but do adopt the most convenient strategy for YOU ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Best of luck,

    Elisa

    1. Thank you Elisa… You all are so sweet and I love that you care. I usually do the “normal” thing and “sell” myself. But this was more of an experiment for me cause the job prospect wasn’t very attractive anyway.

  3. Yeah, I have to agree with jansdaily above me. What did you in was being late, unfortunately, things do happen and it just means you have to grab the next opportunity that comes up.

    Another thing I would say is that you only want to divulge the things that compliment what they are looking for. For example, if they ask, “Do you know how to use Excel?” And you have only been introduced to Excel and have less than 3 months experience or whatever, all they asked is if you know how to use it, not how well you use it. Somethings you can increase your abilities later.

    1. Hahah… yea that’s what I usually do in job interviews. But for this one actually, they were more cunning. They had an Excel test on the computer, which I did terrible in because I usually just google the function I need to do in Excel and just do it. Thanks for the advise, like I said this wasn’t a dream job or anything, and I was trying a more honest approach on my purpose but ya it didn’t work out haha

  4. HI Christina. It’s sad news that you didn’t get the job; however, it also means that job wasn’t for you. Have you tried enrolling on Idealist.org ? They have alot of non-profit and jobs with purpose opportunities. Lot of us young people use Idealist to network and obtain sustainable jobs.
    http://www.idealist.org/
    More internships and volunteer opportunities are on this site too but you can always check out direct website of those organizations for career opportunities. It’s worked for me ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. In my 15 years in the workforce, I’ve probably interviewed around 50 times and now I’m a panelist in interviews. I have to say, even if you aren’t remotely interested in a job the interview is beneficial to you because it’s practice. You get to hear questions that are being asked and that can help you prepare for the next interview which could be for the job you actually want so good on you for going. Unfortunately no matter what the reason, I’ve seen HR reps cross someone off the list even if they got in and gave a great interview if they were tardy. Sadly they also judge candidates based on their clothing. I always tell people to dress professionally or casually depending on the company’s dress code and to ask the person who calls or emails to set up your interview what the proper attire is. No matter what the most important thing in a job interview is to be your authentic self because that’s how you and they get a feel for whether you’re going to be a good fit. You’re lucky that you realized before taking the job that this wasn’t for you. Many people take the wrong job and waste their time and the company’s time when months later they leave and the company has to do a whole new recruitment….Good Luck and keep us posted on the next one!

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