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Things I hate: Job interviews
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If I had aspirations to be a beggar for a living, I would have bought a trilby and an acoustic guitar, but thankfully, I can find the same level of indignation by going to a job interview. It really is the same thing. For me, getting ready for an interview usually means forcing myself awake before ten, allowing my dazed mind to go into a panicked frenzy over how much time I have before standing before a manager of some kind
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Then, in the ensuing vortex of clothes, cleanliness, and facial expressions, I start panicking about being late for the bus. I don't run there. I don't want my clothes to get sweaty, so I just power walk with a terrified expression on my face all the way to the bus stop. I feel it helps my sense of urgency fully materialize.



When I get on the bus or keep walking, I start to calm down as I begin to have illusions of power over the hiring managers- so much that they have no choice but to crawl up on the table in blind admiration of my skillful resume writing that completely makes up for my lack of social skills





Of course, when I finally get to the interview, reality sets in as I sheepishly hand over my resume between lapses of painfully forced small talk.





Then I have to wait. I know they won't call back though.

Posted 9/27/14
10 is early to you? Wow. I wake up like half a day before that lol


And I've gone on two interviews. First one didn't get, second one nailed it. Dude loved me. You gotta be able to just flip that switch and be the politician/actor type who has everyone hanging on his last word. It's all a game.

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Ah the mythical call-back, in my experience I only ever had the job when the contract was presented at the interview. I'm 3 out of 4 so far at getting them to bring out the paperwork.
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I just had my first interview the other day so hopefully I got the job!
Posted 9/27/14 , edited 9/27/14
"If I had aspirations to be a beggar for a living, I would have bought a trilby and an acoustic guitar"

this really cracked me up... great start. automatic smirk from me. dude, your threads are awesome
Posted 9/27/14 , edited 9/27/14
btw, your drawings seem familiar.. did that one lady who made a blog about depression design it..??. forgot her work but i'll link it if i can find it.. her character wears this pink dress but the style is similar...too similar
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Hilarious drawings. You should run one of those web comic blog things if you don't already.

I'm pretty comfortable at interviews. Half of it is confidence and sounding like you know what you're talking about, even if you don't.
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I love the drawings.
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I know the feeling, I hate interviews with the mini tests they give you
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severticas wrote:

btw, your drawings seem familiar.. did that one lady who made a blog about depression design it..??. forgot her work but i'll link it if i can find it.. her character wears this pink dress but the style is similar...too similar


You know about Allie Brosh too?

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qualeshia3 wrote:

I love the drawings.


indeed lol
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Lethargic_leopard_Seal wrote:


severticas wrote:

btw, your drawings seem familiar.. did that one lady who made a blog about depression design it..??. forgot her work but i'll link it if i can find it.. her character wears this pink dress but the style is similar...too similar


You know about Allie Brosh too?



oh shit, you got it! yes.
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imbrreezzy wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:

I love the drawings.


indeed lol



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Doesnt everyone hate job interviews?
Posted 9/27/14

Ele4me wrote:

Doesnt everyone hate job interviews?


I doubt babies do.
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