I gotta say. I'm super disappointed.
I had an interview this past Wednesday with a magazine based in Berkeley and I was reallyreally hoping that I would get to work with them for the remainder of the summer. It seemed the perfect fit-- I love their magazine and was willing to make the commute to make this work and they didn't have any interns.
What's better than enthusiastic, free labor?
Apparently, there is something better than enthusiastic, free labor, because they chose another candidate.
I didn't even know there was another candidate.
On the upside, this means I won't have to ask my parents to drive me forty minutes one way three days a week?
I always wonder how people expect you to gain experience when they're not willing to hire you without it. Not a useful place to be.
Lesson learned this time around? Don't check your email, looking for a reply back from an internship/job interview, right before bed. It'll completely throw you off because you'll either be super excited and wired or super disappointed and grumpy. Neither of which are good for the sleep schedule.
Sometimes, I just want the entire interview to go something like this:
"Hi, my name is Ellie; I really enjoy/admire your company/product/business and would love to work with you. I learn quickly, work hard, and am passionate about what I do. If you're willing to take a chance on me, I promise I won't disappoint you. Thank you and have a lovely rest of your day!
That'd be amazing.