I’m feeling a little discouraged right now.
This morning, I got up and went to the interview. Everything was perfect – I was on time (10 minutes early), I looked awesome, and I remembered to be calm and not say “um”. However, as I run it through my head over and over, I realize I messed up a lot. the biggest thing is that I’m not really qualified for the position, nor is it something I particularly want to do. And I think my interviewer realized that during the course of the interview. At one point he said, “I know how it is, when you’ve just graduated from college and are willing to take any kind of job.” I tried to focus on interactive media, but I’m afraid it’s hard to disguise my love of and experience in print media. I also should have brought with me all of the work I’ve done in Flash and Maya. Bad Ashley. Major points against me.
I keep trying to remind myself that it’s not because of something I did but that it really wasn’t exactly something I wanted to do. And now I have one (or two, if you count yesterday) interview under my belt, which will make it easier the next time when I interview for something I really do want to do.
I know all of that is true, but then why do I feel so down about it?