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.

3 comments:

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!