Thursday, March 24, 2011

Just Another Update ...

Well, I had my face to face with the company I was excited about and ... I think I blew it!

I think that I was so excited about this opportunity that it got the best of me. There were some odd questions asked of me like "How do you feel about sustainability", when the company does not really have anything to do with that at all. Some of the questions were worded so weirdly that it through me off big time. I stumbled for words and, at one point, I said that I was having a hard time answering the question. I NEVER say that at an interview. I usually do well at interviews but something about this one just messed my head up big time. Who knows, maybe my honesty will gain me points. Probably just wishful thinking. I don't know why things went the way they did. I can only hope that my experience speaks for itself when they look at my resume'. If I do not get offered this position, I won't be devastated, but I will be a little upset. All I can do is look at what I did wrong and make sure it does not happen at the next interview.

I am still waiting to hear from the first place I interviewed, the one via a staffing agency. The one that did the credit check. The agency said they did a credit check on me and it "was not that bad". No idea what that means. I mean, it is "that bad" when I apply for a credit card or a place to live. But they said they forwarded that info to the company because the woman that I interviewed with liked me and said I was a "strong contender". So we will see. Not sure I told you all that stuff before, forgive me if I did.

Anyway, that's where things stand right now. So I am just going to continue to look for work and hope that something comes up soon because my funds are depleting faster than I would like them to. As always, I will keep you updated.

I am also trying to get the new domain/home for the blog up and running. My desire to do so has been low because all I can think about is finding a job. But please be sure that you have the new URL bookmarked. In case you don't have it, it is

Later guys!


Howard in CT said...

Jason, I'm sure you were not the only one to be thrown off by those off-the-wall questions during the face-to-face. I would guess the interviewer was prob'ly thinking who the hell made up these questions and how the hell would "I" even answer them! As for the credit check - since it's a job interview, and not for a credit card or apartment lease, they can assign whatever weight to it they want. If they like you otherwise, they can overlook the credit rating. You have the right attitude, Jason. If it's meant to be, you'll get the job. Til then, ya just keep looking. Just figure that for right now, LOOKING for a job, IS your full time job. Believe in yourself, look your best, do your best, then be proud of yourself. Good things will happen - you'll see.

Rich said...

Jason, don't worry about the credit check...mine sucks, but that still hasn't stopped me from employment!