Today, I will be walking into several potential bartending establishments, new resume in hand, dressed in nice business wear, and/or filling out applications or having impromptu interviews. Gosh, writing that makes me feel so d-e-s-p-e-r-a-t-e. I guess in some way I am, but of course, that is not the vibe I want to give off. This is totally not my style. It's so much easier behind the computer screen and just clicking away.
But alas, bartending is different than a corporate or academic job where there is likely a multitude of steps before even scoring an interview. This way eliminates beating around the bush. Still, it is not easy feeling like you have to "sell" yourself which is with any job, period. You have to try to make yourself look better than your other competitors even if you may not feel like it. Then, on the other hand, what if you actually sell yourself too well and get hired on the spot? That would definitely be cool if that happened with a few of the places I'd really like to work. What if that happens with those lower on my list? Do I say no then or tell them I need to think about it?
The rest of my day should be uneventful, at least I hope.
So here's to the first day of summer!