So I haven’t written a blog in a while. And really, it’s because nothing great has been happening. I’ve been applying for jobs every day, hearing back from some, but mostly not. I had an interview at a law firm for a receptionist position, and the head lawyer looked at my resume and said, “I’m going to be honest. You’re a little overqualified for this position.” I strongly resisted the urge to say, “I know. I just need an income.” We ended up talking about my thesis for 20 minutes and then he sent me on my way. When I was at MC to hear Roxana Saberi speak about her time in Iran, one of my former professors told me, “Apply for jobs is one of the most ego-battering endeavors ever.” And, really, it has been.
There is no way I feel good about myself right now. I’m overqualified for jobs I don’t want, too young and don’t have enough experience for jobs I do want. I’m really hoping for a break.
Tomorrow I have an interview with a Pregnancy and Newborn magazine for an Assistant Editor position. I’m honestly feeling a little hopeless about it. It seems like the perfect fit. I mean, I wrote my thesis on this. But for the interview I had to do an editing and writing exercise, and I’m really afraid I won’t pass because of those. That, and my track record for getting jobs is pretty sad right now.
It’s obvious I’m young. I just got out of college and don’t have the super experience that comes with time on the job, but I’m hoping someone out there will give me a chance. I’m trainable, and heck, I don’t want a huge salary.
So wish me luck tomorrow. Pray, send positive thoughts, think about me, whatever you like to do, do it around 3:30. I’ll deliver news when I hear it.
Hopefully it won’t be bad news.