Jan. 30th, 2017 12:33 pm
songscloset: Me with the sun flare on my face. (Default)
Phone job interview today in half an hour and wow, but I'm distracted by the political mayhem going on.


Okay, focus. I've gone over the skills I have that they're asking for, I'm looking at their website to see if there's anything I can find to ask about (other than things like contract conversion rates, which aren't appropriate to ask at this early stage), I've wrapped myself in knitting and blankets so I don't shiver audibly on the phone, I've finished a cup of coffee and had a good meal, one of my cats is snoozing in the room as a good-luck charm...
songscloset: Me with the sun flare on my face. (Default)
I've got a job interview at 11:30, with Becton Dickinson. It's a phone interview, so I'm sitting here in my comfy clothes, with a cat on the chair behind me. I tried closing the door to the room I'm in, but she got upset and started yelling and scratching, so I think it'll be less distracting with her snoozing on the chair.

I'm nervous, but not really because it's a Big Scary Thing, just ... something like minor stage fright. I'm about to have to talk to a New Person and Sell Myself, always a complicated thing. I'm confident in my skills and pretty damned sure I can do this job, but still, there's always some anxiety in trying to sell oneself.

I don't have experience with one of their big things, using a Flow Cytometer. My school didn't even have one, so there's no way I could have gotten that experience. I do have experience with some of the slightly less easy to obtain things, like writing instructions for complex tasks and synthesizing skills into clear protocols, so I'll be selling those hard.

It's only a half hour thing, so I'm really not as anxious as this makes it sound.


I've had the requisite MAJOR FUCKING PANIC as well; both of my phone headsets had gone missing. It's not a super big deal - I can certainly hold the phone to talk into it - but using the headset makes life a lot easier. After searching everywhere (including the car!), I discovered the headset in the room I'm using to interview in, sitting calmly RIGHT NEXT TO WHERE I STARTED SEARCHING, on the printer. *sigh*

I'll post again when it's done, but I'm trying to get back into regular updates, and this is important.


songscloset: Me with the sun flare on my face. (Default)

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