I mentioned last week that I had an interview that went well. It went so well I even thought during the interview this is going well, I could actually get this job! I also thought that even if I did not get the job I would feel alright because I’d tried my best!
I did not get it. And I did not feel great afterwards, not so much because I did not get that particular job, but because I have applied for so many jobs and been to so many interviews. I think I have got pretty good at them now, but I still don’t get the job. This has happened for a number of reasons:
- I don’t have enough technical knowledge
- I don’t know (or really care) enough about the industry
- They ask weird questions that throw me and ruin the interview
- They want someone with more direction (a 23 year old with direction? Really?!)
This latest one, there was simply someone they wanted more than me, competition was fierce, it was a hard decision said they.
Fair enough I suppose, I should feel happy that at least the interview did actually go as well I thought it did. I’ll get there, but right now I am still frustrated that there was someone whose interview went better than mine!
So I did wallow for a bit in how tired I was about looking for jobs, something I am sure a lot of people have experienced. I think it is okay to feel like that every now and then, as long as you don’t give up completely. So then I made myself apply for another job and look for some more.
Then I saw a job teaching kids English in Spain and toyed with the idea of applying for it because I just wanted to get away. I decided that maybe moving to Spain might not solve all my problems (I do still have the application form saved on my computer though, in case I decide that maybe it will).
Then I made chocolate and hazelnut oat cookies, because why not?
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison