Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Legally Frustrated

Hi Kittens,

So today was certainly interesting. I had an interview, which I drove over an hour to get to. The interview was great, and the guy liked what I had to say. Very nice guy, and I was pretty sure he was gonna chose me.

But, I did not get the job. I am not as experienced as the other candidates, which is totally understandable. Because of the recession, employers can pretty much demand a lot and bend you over when it comes to pay.

There is nothing I could've done differently. I mean, all the legal experience I already have is from me busting my ass for free so I can learn something. While volunteer work is nice, it's not really enough. They want solid professional experience, yet no one will give me the chance to prove it to them.

I swear, sometimes I can't win.

I've been on interview after interview. Hours of filling out tons of paperwork.

Last month I had a phone interview, and then drove to the firm, spent three hours in testing, and then I interviewed two other people. For a job as a records clerk.

I later heard that the guy thought I was arrogant.

I know my flaws, and I've never heard that one before. If anything, people always tell me I need more self confidence. So I was shocked out of my mind.

I replayed everything, and figured out that it was because I told him, "If you are not around and I need to take care of something" I will figure it out myself, it should not be that hard." I told him that I am a hard worker, that in my past volunteer work, no one taught me anything and I had to figure things out on my own. So if I could do that, then I could learn this job.

Something along the lines of that.

He misunderstood me and thought I was trying to tell him that his job was so easy and that I would have no problem doing it, and I totally did not mean it that way.

I lost out on that because of a tiny misunderstanding. Last I heard, that position is still open, and it's been over a month and a half, and they were looking to fill that pretty quick.

All I can do is try and forget about this and hope that tomorrow or next week, or whatever will be better.


Loving Annie said...

Oy. Grrrrr. Keep at it, just like you are. You WILL find a job - and at a place that appeciates your go-to-it attitude and self-motivated capability !

Mike said...

Good luck with it. I know the law field is really tough now.

MindyMom said...

Ugh, sorry to hear. I hope you find something soon!