the 8th job interview (and some words of wisdom)

The interview earlier today went well. I seem more comfortable with my answers.Maybe it is because I did an extensive research beforehand. heehee My 8th interview is a sign that I’m improving with my job interviewing skills, I guess. I hope that my assessment is true.

In the interview, one of the interviewers (there are two of them) who, due to his amazement to my answer, told me that my answer in the “where do you think you will be 3 or 5 years from now?” question seemed to be weaved in the resume or some other source. Well, some points of my answer were of course affected by the materials I read online. It only means two things: 1) I’m a good absorber of knowledge and 2) I’m an indepth researcher. These characteristics fits the position I applied for their company: writer / jr. online marketing specialist.

It is first, in my entire list of interviews, for me to feel this sense of belongingness because of the qualities the position has to have, it all looks almost perfectly weaved with my skills and qualifications. I write articles, I sell items online, I research extensively. POOF. My skills are the mix of everything the job position calls for.

However, even if I feel that I am already a part of that company for these reasons, I should still do good in the up coming job interviews especially tomorrow wherein I’ll have interview and exam for two companies. I can’t put off the offer for some other time, because I might just blew my chance of a lifetime so I’ll just take the risk instead of nothing at all. And besides, it’s better to be always hopeful than worrisome.

When I come home, my dad asked me about the interview. This is something unusual because we’re not close, we don’t live on the same roof, and we just don’t act like a father and daughter. When I told him that the interview and exam is fine, I did good, I think, and they said they’ll just update me whenever I become shortlisted.

My dad replied, “They will not call you anymore. Don’t expect. It means you did not get the job.”

Oh boy. It blew me away. Instead of giving me sunshine, you’re giving me ashes. Instead of giving me inspiration, you’re giving me pessimism. But, I won’t let you affect my feelings for I know that there are more important people around me who believes in my capabilities as a person and those people won’t fool around me. Someday, you’ll see. Everything you negatively said about me would be turn into dust because someday, I will make a change.

As much as possible, I want to maintain a positive outlook in life. But sometimes, some people just lets you down. Remember, if people do this to you, always do the sweetest revenge: Do your best and show them that you are not what everything they believe you to be. Show them what you’ve got. Aim for the moon. Don’t EVER lose hope. Make these pessimist individuals your inspiration to aim higher because if you’ll lock yourself in your room after hearing their words of hopelessness, you will just prove them right. Go ahead. Stand up. Start moving towards the ladder of success.

Like the saying goes, thosewho mind don’t matter and those who matter, don’t mind. Think positively and think of the common good. Do your best and God will do the rest.

CIAO! I need to sleep now so that I won’t be late for tomorrow’s interview.

*good vibes, good vibes, good vibes*


About Shayne Zalameda

Shayne Zalameda is Misstache. She adores eating, traveling, attending events, and watching films. She likes to omit adjectives and is fascinated with ironies. As much as possible, she tries to avoid the word "very". Sometimes she easily forget things. More on
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