Friday, October 23, 2009

Say It Ain't So...

Oh, well.

The irony is, that this week, I've worn two outfits that were SO much cuter and stylish than what I wore to that interview. I made the mistake of confusing myself with what I previously knew about interviewing for my former jobs (mostly corporate-lite) than trying to get a job somewhere that was so individually unique from my past experience. I should have worn what I felt great in hoping that it would have translated to the interviewer.

In short, I should have sold 'the best me I could be' and not what I thought they wanted, which only resulted in me feeling lacking.

NOTE: I'm not saying I didn't get the job because of the way I was dressed. Not at all. I'm saying that I didn't feel confident in myself because of my ambivalence about my outfit and I let it affect the way I felt and presented myself. Also, the "ma'am" thing really did disarm me.

You live - you learn.


Bootzey said...

I feel for you. I know what it like to be rejected from a position you know you can do and do well. That stinks.

scb said...

So sorry... Hopefully something even better will come up. SOON!

drwende said...

Boo hiss, Anthropologie!

Unfortunately, you probably needed to show up not just dressed in their style, but identifiably dressed in their product. Retail is like that.

lsaspacey said...

Thanks everyone,

Wende: Yeah, and with me the only pieces I have from their store are years old and definitely summer pieces that it was too cold to wear regardless.

A DC said...

I'm sorry.

I do know what you mean about the outfit, the right one adds to that feel good feeling inside that is then projected outward to others.