Sometimes life takes you down a few pegs, and it really sucks. I find myself (and some of my team-mates) in the unenviable position of doing interviews. I’ve been luckier than some of the others – I’ve landed four already. Everyone says that means I have mad skills, but after today, I’m not so sure.
I guess life has spoiled me. In the past, my interviewers have been more like woo-ers, giving me all the reasons why I should join their teams. So it’s hard being in a typical interview situation, where the panel expects you to impress them and … gasp … prove yourself. I sat there and presented all the evidence that so wowed previous employers. And they brushed that stuff aside and said, ‘Yeah yeah yeah, but can yo do XYZ?’
Which, of course, I can’t. Le sigh.
They say even the most beautiful woman in the world has some guy out there that’s tired of her sh*t. So I suppose the lesson here is no matter how good you are, there’s always someone that’s looking for that one thing you can’t do. And it’s easy to forget all your blessings and focus on that one failing, especially when four different potential employers point it out. Sometimes, you just don’t have what they’re looking for, and I have two days to remind myself that that’s okay, and find a space where they do need what I have to offer. And if I really think about it, I may have found that space already. So I guess I need to really think about it. Oh well.
♫ It’s the only one you’ve got ♫ Three Doors Down ♫