Thursday, February 19, 2009

Have you ever come across a job that on the surface, you simply are not qualified for, but you apply for anyway, thinking that prayers, luck and a healthy dose of confidence may pull you through? A friend of mine sent me a job like this yesterday, and it took me a good 3 hours to really wrap my mind around applying. Initially I saw the job, saw the qualifications and the location, and decided there was no way I would be selected if I applied. Then just a short while later, I started thinking to myself that even an interview for a job like this could go a long way, so maybe I should apply, get to the interview and try to learn. Then last night while my lady and I were talking, I decided I was going to apply, but I still didn't have much confidence about the job, but I just didn't want to be sitting around weeks later saying, "what if?"

During my walk to work this morning, I changed my thought process completely, and decided that not only will I apply for this job, but I'm going to claim it as mine, and hopefully get it. That doesn't mean I'm not nervous and I don't have concerns, but damn I'm 30 fucking four years old, and if I don't wrap my brain around taking significant chances now, when can I do it right? The only part in this process that scares me is the actual interview. I am TERRIBLE at interviewing for jobs, and I wish I could say I was exaggerating. I think the last interview I was on, I stumbled and mumbled like Dennis Green at the beginning of this press conference. Its not that I lack intelligence and its not that I lack eloquence and ability to articulate. I'm just not good at doing it on command you know? If I could write my response during an interview, I'd be so golden. But to have to sit there in front of two, three and sometimes four people and convince them that I'm there guy, just isn't my deal. But I damn sure will make it my deal, because I SO want this job.

Sorry if this blog seems like I'm rambling on and on, but I'm still trying to hype myself as you can probably tell. Speaking of rambling on and on, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Roland Burris.

Oh and let me apologize to my brother and sister-in-law for giving you my old phone without erasing the suggestive pictures. I know how devastating and tramuatizing that probably was.

On and On - Mint Condition


Jamal said...

Thank you sir.

Miss. Lady said...

If you apply for the job what is the worst that can happen?? If there are questions you have to answer during the application process print them out and use those to practice interviewing because in all likelihood they will ask you those same questions in the intreview but in a different manner. Good luck!

Chubbs said...

do it. apply. the worst that will happen is that you won't get it. besides, a great way to grow professionally is to apply for jobs you (think you) are underqualified for, and stress your willingness to learn. When I applied for my job here in NY, I thought "There's no way." And then I got it. When I started, I thought "I have no idea what I'm doing." It's been almost a year, so I'm guessing someone around thinks I know what I'm doing.

*positive thoughts*