Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Over-analyzing The Interview

Remember when I told you that I changed my hours at work and days off (7am-3pm Mon/Tues for 5pm-1am Fri/Sat) to ready myself for the possibility of moving on to another career? Well, I got a call on Friday from my prospective employer. My interview is scheduled for today (yes, I'll get enough sleep) at noon.

I'm purposely only applying to work for this particular company before investigating any other for the following reasons:

  1. They are busy people and have lots of clients which means possibly more income
  2. I have a very good friend and his twin brother that already are working for this company
  3. The employees work from home which gives me a lot of leeway on time management
  4. I believe that if I want to stay with this company beyond my 2 years of apprenticeship that I'll want to like the people I work with and have a support network

The positives that might get me the job:

  1. Have friends that have already infiltrated the premises
  2. Have a brother in the business that employs companies like the one I'm applying for
  3. Have computer and typing skills that are necessary to perform the job
  4. I deal well with people and situations. I've even been called affable before (newspaper article.)

The negatives that might leave him laughing as I walk out of the office:

  1. There are tons of people with a higher education calling people like him about a position because they are limited and lucrative
  2. I'm possibly too easy going and may not come across as what he wants for that position
  3. Might not want to hire friends beyond the twin brothers he already has
  4. May already have someone in mind for the job (who maybe he owes a favor or paid him cash under the table)

We'll see what happens. I'm off to sleep and then I'll figure out what I'll wear (which is a whole other issue... what happened to my sports coat?)


Teri said...

You will do great, I have confidence in you! Good Luck and I can't wait to hear what happens :)

LoraLoo said...

Good luck!! Please tell us how it goes, we're all rooting for ya.

Beth said...

Good luck, Sugar!

Ken said...

I'm sure you'll do fine in the interview, and that's all you can control. From there, it's out of your hands and just hope for the best. But again, I'm sure you'll be fine.

Fred said...

Best of luck, Martin. Kick butt.

Unknown said...

You had better call us and let us know the second you hear something Mart...

RT said...

Being a person that is constantly 'interviewed' and easily disposed of, I'll give you a small bit of advice. The two things you want to keep in mind are: How badly do you want the job, and how capable are you of handling it? Those aspects will always shine through.

If you get it, Great! You beat out (knowing Vegas) at least a hundred other people. If you don't, then you probably didn't want the job as much as you think you do. In which case, there will be better opportunities to come, or you're happy with what you're doing right now and there's no need to change.

Does that sound like a bitchy way of looking at it?

David Amulet said...

I have finally added a link to you on my blog. Sorry about the delay in doing that ...

From a neutral point of view--mine--it looks like the positives outweigh the negatives. If you bring the same spirit to the job you put into this blog, you'll do just fine.

-- david

Martin said...

The interview went well. A few curveballs were thrown into the actual position (including the possibility of 1 or 2 trips to Mesquite, NV each week.) He'll be interviewing candidates for the next 4 weeks and I'll be joining my possible employer in about 2 weeks for a hand's on look at the job. I want to thank all of you for your confidence and support. B)

Bar L. said...

you'll get the job!