Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Brushing self doubt aside

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!


Angela said...

Selling yourself does not make you seem desperate. It shows innitiative and confidence. Your last question is difficult to answer. I wouldn't want to give you the wrong advice. I hope that you get hired by one of the jobs on the top of your list. Good luck!!!

Katie said...

Ooh I hope it's going well! Good luck and all of that :)

Tia said...

happy first day of summer and good luck with that. you are brave and capable. thumbs up!!!