Friday, February 20, 2009

"Smile a Little!"

I found out today that I didn't get a job I had three interviews for. I am disappointed. I put a lot of effort into that process. Four weeks total and countless hours studying relevant industry news and travelling to and from the office for interviews. I put my whole heart into it and it sucks that wasn't enough.

So, I'm back out there and today I met a nice new contact from a downtown law firm. The meeting went well so I'm not totally sure why I was walking home from the subway with a scowl on my face. I think I was just deep in thought - both about what I still had to do for my current job and brooding (just a little) that I didn't get the job I interviewed for.

So as I walked down my street with downcast eyes, a furrowed brow and pursed lips, a total stranger passing by me in the opposite direction literally grabbed my arm, looked at me and said, "Smile a little!" and kept walking in the other direction.

I found the whole thing so amusing I did smile. And I smiled all the rest of the way home. :)


Shank said...

keep your chin up miranda. I know the pain all to well of interviewing for jobs and not getting them. I had about 7 with Deloitte before it didn't work out. I was up to about 9 or 10 with TD (and they scheduled me to meeting the Real Estate Analyst for an interview) but i signed with KPMG before that could take place - essentially TD was telling me they wanted to hire me, they just didn't know where. The point of me telling you all this? Keep putting all your effort into it because it will work out at some point and be happy you got as much experience as you did - think how much better prepared you are for your next set (or sets) of interviews. Its a tough process, but there's an end, albeit one that is hard to see.

M said...

Thanks Shank. I'm happy this happened on a Friday. I'll be having several drinks tonight to forget the whole thing.

I have hope that something good will eventually come up... sooner, rather than later. :)