Hi y'all, so that interview I talked about in my last post? Ugh, without exaggeration, quite possibly THE WORST interview of my life. I admit it though, I was unprepared. I realized that this was my first corporate interview, having only worked for UCLA, UCSF or the government pretty much all my short working career, and these corporate interviews are no joke. I didn't expect it to be so hard. Most of the time my government job interviews were in-person interviews where they really just want to get to know the interviewee, but this time they really wanted to know what I knew...which wasn't as much as I hoped. So this whole weekend has been *face palm* moments where I'm like, "did I really say that?!"
It's okay though, I'm learning to put my mindful meditation and "let it go" practice to the test. There's nothing I can do about it now.
But I'm really glad I had the opportunity to try it. No really, I'm not just saying that. Because this was the most interesting interview I've ever done. First, it was done on my iPhone via an app I had to download (Take the Interview), which was an easy and interesting process (but here's something I learned and you should know if you're doing an interview with this app, they tell you that you can retry the interview but they don't tell you that they will be sending both. Don't be like me and think that the second interview is the "final" one. Nope, its more like the GRE or MCAT, they see both attempts). The interview itself was of me recording myself answering questions. So it was more like video blogging than an interview. There's no social cues from an interviewer so when there's silence, there's dead awkward silence. Also it's all timed, and having to think and answer questions while you see a clock running down is quite nerve racking. Well at least I now I know what to expect for future interviews with innovative companies (I ain't givin' up).
In other news, look what I got my hands on:
Yep, these were the bags I talked about in my last post. Though I didn't get it from the Mansur Gavriel website, I was able to buy some a couple days earlier on the Netaporter website. No, both bags are not for me. Are they worth the hype? Nope, I see this trend dying out pretty soon.
And just a couple more pictures from the past week.
Just loved the shadows and color in this photo.
My silly dogs
And giant Jenga played last week in Oakland. It was so much fun we're thinking of making our own set to play in our backyard.