I had a job interview Tuesday. It was for an institution I really want to work at, and I really need to be employed as soon as possible. However, I don’t feel I aced the interview. I don’t really have a lot of experience at conventional job-hunting. Most of my past employment has either been in college, where it was fairly easy to get a student job, or as a writer, where you rarely have to sell yourself face-to-face. So I’m not the most adept job-interviewee out there. I just have to hope they saw something in me beyond that awkwardness. Failing that, I’ve applied for various other openings at the same institution; hopefully I’ll get other interviews and manage to do a better job.
And it probably didn’t help that I came down with a cold the day before, though the symptoms didn’t really start to kick in until after the interview. The night before the interview, I strove for relaxation and confidence and somehow managed to find a mental place that let me achieve more serenity and peace of mind than I’ve felt in quite a while. So that probably helped me do better in the interview than I might have, but I just hope it was good enough. And since then, I’ve just been feeling icky and sniffly and lethargic.
Not that it’s kept me from getting some work done. I’ve managed to get another article-writing gig this past week. It’s my first interview-based writing assignment. Which means I’ve gotten to be on both ends of that process this week, since I was just interviewed myself for someone else’s article. More info on both of these when the time is right.