A few months ago when I was trying to figure out what I wanted to be when I grow up, I came up with two solutions: open a knit shop, or become a writer. I didn’t have the balls to open a knit shop, and I’ve always wanted to try writing, so here I am. However, one of the agreements Brent and I made when we decided to switch was that I would need to make some money to pick up the slack we were missing from my old job. I considered many ideas including waiting tables, teaching, babysitting, working at the Gap even, but then when I walked by my favorite knit shop a few months ago, I thought, “Ah, now this is perfect.”
I walked in, introduced myself, and asked if they were hiring. The manager asked me to send my resume and said that she would have a look. That was several months ago, and then yesterday I went for an in-person interview. I love interviews, and I’m usually not nervous, but yesterday I was nervous. Although I don’t know if the schedule will work out for us or for them, but I don’t want to be turned down. I don’t want a rejection from them. I have received maybe one rejection in my life for a job, and although this job is just a way to make some extra cash, I think it will be fun, and I would really enjoy working there, and so I want them to make me an offer.
The woman I met with finished with her questions pretty quickly, maybe ten minutes. Not sure if that was a good sign, or a bad sign. Then I asked her a few questions, and the interview was over in thirty minutes. She said she’d let me know in a few weeks. Then as I left I thought about one of her questions a bit more: “What makes you unique over someone else, what do you have to offer us that maybe someone else does not?” It’s a good question, and I was dissatisfied by my initial response. I ran home and proceeded to send her an email answering her question a bit more in-depth under the auspice of “thank you for the interview”. I’m hoping this better solidifies my chances, but I’m really not sure. I have a feeling they are going to turn me down. I’m not sure if the reason will be that I can’t work full-time or because I’m not a good fit.
Anyhow, we’ll see what happens. I’m terrible at waiting.