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May 17, 2006

Who likes interviews better than me?

Filed under: workin for the man — lexifab @ 4:48 pm

Everyone. Really. Yes, even you.

I just had the interview I’ve been stressing about all week. I am not exactly remonstrating myself for having worked myself up over nothing – it didn’t go as well as other recent ones for the same promotion level, all of which were√ā¬†unsuccessful. On the one hand, I don’t think I said anything factually wrong. On the other hand, I could certainly have found ways to answer the questions asked, and been a little less waffley with my answers.

On the plus side, it’s over now. Oh, except for the one-on-one work planning meeting with my boss tomorrow, which is not an interview but has a potentially bigger impact on the rest of my year.

Work wise, this continues to be an entirely crap and stressful month. I trust yours is going a bit better.


  1. No, not really.
    I have finally had enough time to look up, breathe and consider my future. At this point I realise I should have spent some more time going to conferences/writing papers/applying for grants so I’d be in a better position career wise to successfully apply for research/academic jobs. I hadn’t because I was so overwhelmed with what I was doing I decided to put all of that off as not urgent (must learn to differentiate between urgent and important).

    Now of course I have just enough free time to fret over such things and still too much to do to do anything about it…Job 1: finish thesis, Job 1: carry out current lecturing job obligations, Job 1: Do that research for other job I’m doing so that I get a paper, Job 2: go to a conference, give a talk/write 4 papers on my thesis & one on the work I haven’t finished yet. Job 3: apply for grants so I can be employed (need a degree and papers to succeed at this too).

    Hey! I just prioritised my life!…must copy this down somewhere

    Comment by Jenny — May 17, 2006 @ 5:11 pm

  2. interviews blow.
    good luck with the not-interview.

    Comment by emmajeans — May 17, 2006 @ 6:29 pm

  3. At least at the not-interview there will be coffee.

    Jenny, that sounds complicated and demanding. But prioritisation is usually a good thing with marvellous benefits. Except when you discover that you have more priorities than there is time left to accomplish them. Then it sucks and you wish for your precious ignorance back, but it’s too late. Much too late.

    How obvious is it that I’m procrastinating on something urgent/important…?

    Comment by lexifab — May 18, 2006 @ 12:34 pm

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