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.