I’m Not Dead!

“It’s only a flesh wound!” -The Black Knight, Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail

My apologies for the long hiatus.  I hope everyone had a happy holiday!  Mine was simple, but fine.  No one had to go to the hospital, at any rate.

I’m still dealing with job searching and the anxiety that comes with it.  I did get an interview for a part-time job.  It was an unexpected interview.  I got a phone call and they wanted to interview me in one hour.  Yes, you can get a business suit on in only a few minutes (it helps to pre-tie your tie).  The job is not library or museum related or full-time (as I thought it was based on the job description), and I fear I was not as ebullient as I should have been.  Still, I answered as honestly as I could, and I tried to be myself.  It’s not easy as an introvert and shy person to do interviews.  I do enjoy helping people, though I worry that I’m not “clicking” with them.  The snap interview may actually have helped me as I did not have time to brood so much about it.  Even if I do not get the job, I learn more about the interview process and more about myself.  Next time, I’ll learn more about the hiring company and their services/products.

I have taken something of a hiatus from the dreaded retail stores that require Applicant Tracking Systems and bizarre exams I haven’t seen since high school.  I can only handle so much of the same, inane, impersonal, inhuman, inhumane questions over and over again.

I’ll do best to start posting again  in the near future.  I just wanted to make a quick blog post to say “I’m not dead!”