Wednesday, 17 August 2011

And now I play the waiting game

So I finally went for said interview and it went alright I think. It is about an hour, maybe an hour and fifteen minutes away from where I live but there are carpools around and I'd be more than happy to drive half the time or pay for the gas or something.

Preferably pay for the gas, I'm a terrible driver and not just because I'm Asian.

Haha! Stereotypes are funny!

Nah there are other reasons why I hate driving but I'll save that for another post.

Anyways, the Mental Health Hospital (or as I learned, used to be called the "Institution for the Insane" back in 1908) for my interview is in this dinky little town. I swear, this mental hospital is the only reason why this town is even prospering. With less than 7000 people living here there aren't any buses so even if I did move here for a year I'd either have to walk everywhere or own a vehicle.

But the hospital itself is nice, the people there are too. And I think the interview was the best one I've had so far. They mostly asked generic questions you know, "What were you do in situation X" and "What kinds of experiences do you have" etc. etc.. I had this problem in other interviews where when I got a question that stumped me I would freeze for a few seconds before sputtering out an answer.

And I probably sound like this.

But it didn't happen this time. In fact, only one bad thing was said during the entire interview process.

"We're still interviewing other people".

Derp.

Oh boy.

For those of you who read this post you'll remember that I lost all the previous jobs to other people as well. I was hoping that with this job being so far away and so close to the school term that others would not be interested, leaving me the sole applicant. I thought wrong.

I know, it's kind of stupid to get all worked up because they're interviewing other people but I've become paranoid. I mean, I was perfect for two other jobs involving around research because I have had a lot of experience in research and they still chose someone else over me.

Me and my buddy Derrick applied for the same research position and were joking around after our interview. We were saying things like "I'm going to get the job because I took more stats courses" or "No, I'm going to get it because I've done more research work".

He ended up getting the job.

I get a prize now right?

And with only one position left for this job what reason should I have to believe I'm the best candidate for it?

Maybe I'm being too hard on myself.

Maybe it's time to go fix up this horrid schedule while I still have time.

59 comments:

  1. Well, I hope you get the job. Who wouldn't want to work in an insane asylum?

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  2. Even if you don't get the job, interviews are good experience, even if just for the next one.

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  3. love the pics :)
    And go easy on yourself, people usually undergo dozens and dozens of interviews before they get a job, that's how it works

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  4. Well I hope you get the job if it is something you'd like to do. Though people take jobs they wouldn't like to make money.

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  5. Looking for a job is worse than working a crappy job cause at least you get paid!

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  6. Its a shame that car wasn't a Civic, just to enforce more stereotypes!


    For real though, just stop worrying, and keep on pushing on. The only person who can stop you is yourself. What would you be doing at this Mental Hospital, anyways?

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  7. Dont give up hope, looking for a job myself, and its tough

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  8. Good luck. Maybe by "other people" they meant "other people whose dreams we'd like to crush, not yours."

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  9. I wish the best for you, if this doesn't go right, just move on to the next one. Good luck

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  10. Don't worry man. You'll get the job!

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  11. Best of luck man! This economy really sucks!

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  12. Eh, nothing to do now but relax on the topic and hope for the best, right?

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  13. hahaha funny and dont worry that job wasnt lucky enough to have you.
    About asian driving is bad stereotype, I can explain. I am asian indian, if we follow rules in our country we would be in accident. We can challenge these guys to drive in our countries. Not possible. Can they stand the honking?

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  14. Best of luck mate, I hope you get the job :)
    Either way it's more experience and it'll help in the future with other interviews.

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  15. I'm sure you did fine bro. Stop beating yourself up.

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  16. Sorry to hear you're not doing well. If it makes you feel better, I didn't even learn how to drive until I was 23, and I still can't ride a bike.

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  17. I'm glad the interview went okay. I hope you get the job man! (:

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  18. haha good pictures
    great post

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  19. yeah, think positive. you'll nail it

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  20. Good luck. Even if you dont get it, its not that bad. Can allways try again :)

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  21. I'm going into uni and I'm not going to get a job since everyone keeps saying engineering is a shitload of work.

    btw, I'm Asian but fortunately I'm a decent driver :P

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  22. You'll find work somewhere. Maybe this blog'll take off and it'll be all you need. It's pretty quality.

    Take a look at my math blog.

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  23. I hate interviews. I hate talking about myself. Best of luck!

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  24. I really hope you get that job. :D

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  25. Nice pics, lol :) Don't stress so much, just keep doing what you're doing, and eventually something will work out. Don't give up hope!

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  26. Bro, congrats to you. You got it.

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  27. Best wishes on this. Just keep applying for different research positions, you'll get one for sure.

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  28. Best of luck to you, hope you get the job.

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  29. I have my fingers crossed for you, good luck.

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  30. I used to hate driving when i first started, like a year ago, but now it's pretty ezpz; practice makes perfect, or at least, practice makes less care. If that's even grammatically correct.

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  31. don't be too hard on yourself, but if you don't get this job then you know something else will come along. good luck though!

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  32. You should've done like chris did when he was applying for a job in skins. Lit the guys tie on fire.

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  33. Hope you get the job man! Seems like it'll be an interesting place to work, too!

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  34. your asian?! and you drive?! im glad your far away :D lol

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  35. Yeah I wish you good luck. In this economy we all need it.

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  36. Hope you get the job. And don't take it so hard if you don't

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  37. I hope you get the job, I know what the current job climate's like at the moment, it's tough. And I'd not heard that about the sun fish but that is a pretty scary thought. xxx

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  38. I don't like hospitals.. bad experience with it..
    Anyway I kind of lol'ed at the picture with the dog.. that's how I feel when someone asked me a reaaally awkward/hard question or when a dude approach me :'D
    Also sorry for not getting the job! Cheer up and stay positive :)

    xx

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  39. Hope you can get a job soon, anyway I lol'ed with the dog photo.

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  40. Hey, you're going to ace this interview man :).

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  41. good luck man :D thanks to a professor that passes me work projects monthly I've resolved the problem;
    great blog though, following =)

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  42. Jobs are in demand, everyone is struggling. Good luck either way.

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  43. Meh, well a job is a job and you at least go to the first step

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  44. You just have to keep trying. You never lose if you won't give up

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  45. entertaining post, good luck on the interview. and I'd like to see a post about your driving! haha :)

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  46. The best thing to do is not to stress!! You will get yourself too worked up weather you get the job or not :D

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  47. It must be real difficult to ride that bike lol

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  48. Good luck with the job, hope you get it!

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  49. The waiting is awful!!! Everyday passed, I want to kill myself.

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