Interview and Fate's Sense of Humor
As many of my friends and family know I had an interview in Bowling Green, Kentucky, June 10th at 10am. Late Monday night on June 6th, I saw an ad in Bowling Green Daily News' Classifieds for Sales/Graphic Design Coordinator. Those that know me well, know I spend most of my free time editing photos and creating graphics in Photoshop and PowerPoint. I love what I do, especially for the clients of Soul Gaze Photography, but I miss a regular paycheck. Having your own business, even when successful or choosing to be part-time, the income can vary according to economic changes. I emailed the contact listed in the ad requesting information whether or not the position was still available and what their requirements were. I also attached my resume, just in case.
The next morning he replied that it was received, but they'd already started interviewing applicants. He asked me to call him so he could schedule an appointment. I honestly wasn't expecting to receive such a prompt reply. We discussed it, and I was scheduled for 10am. I'd also asked about the hours and additional information not listed within the ad. The job is M-F 8am-5pm. The pay was better than I'd expected at Mid-$20's! I was very enthusiastic to try my best, so I made sure I cleared Friday morning and replied I'd be there.
What couldn't be communicated via email was how incredibly nervous I was. Since I wasn't expecting such a prompt response and interview request, this only left me three days to prepare. For some people that's plenty, but for me it's not enough. If you've noticed, I tend to focus on details and I wanted to be 100% ready to answer any question he had. The ad had said:
(Contact name, company address and contact email removed).