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There’s a Behavioral Problem

It’s been 3 weeks and a 2 days since the interview and I will be honest it is wearing on my zeal and desire for the position. I haven’t heard a peep, up or down on whether I have been selected for the new position, which is my current position reincarnated. I have spoken to both interviewers since then and neither have led me to believe a decision has been made. Coincidentally neither has mentioned it in our conversations with one another. If I were fighting for a glimmer of hope, it would be both conversations have been positive. But that’s a stretch for anything that resembles momentum. Typically when a job does call you in a week or two you feel as though they have gone another way. It’s only because no one has heard anything that I believe there still a possibility of being chosen. I hate being a puppet and waiting for a pulse.

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Posted by on April 28, 2014 in dreadlocks

 

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The Waiting Game (Extended Version)

It is my guess that when an employer wants to hire someone for a job that the wait can be up to 2 weeks after the initial interview. So in that vein, I believe that I will know something one way or the other this week. When I know something, so will you.

Waiting,

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Posted by on April 13, 2014 in dreadlocks

 

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The Waiting Game…

It has been 6 days since the interview. I haven’t heard anything, not a word. When I know, you’ll know.

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Posted by on April 9, 2014 in dreadlocks, Dreads, natural hair

 

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Exchanges and such…

     I stood in front of my bed taking my tie off and getting into an ‘at home state of mind’ when I realized that I needed to make an exchange at Target.  I was about to find some sweats and a loose fitting shirt to wear up there when I paused. I paused because I knew that the odds of someone working with me is more likely when you look like your going somewhere. So I quickly put my tie back on and made sure I was neat. I made sure my locks were in some order and headed to the store.
      My exchange was unique only in that I didn’t have a receipt nor did the store still have the product anymore. So my decision to look busy paid off because I didn’t seem like I needed to give anyone any reason to be concerned. Had i gone to the store looking like I felt, which was comfortable and ‘I need to get this done so I threw something on frame of mind’ (lol) I believe they would’ve taken a stand against me. But when you look the part no one notices. It also helped that I was as neat as the people helping me. The moral of the story here is look busy (like you’re going somewhere), business casual in my case, and erase an opinions that may arise by your own doing.

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Posted by on April 8, 2014 in dreadlocks

 

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The 2:00 Behavioral Interview

     Today I had an interview, a behavioral interview. Behavioral interviews are a challenge because you have remember a time when you did a particular thing. It has no concept of what your superficial intent is. They (the interviewers) did not ask me where do I see myself with the company in 5 years. It is said that you cannot predict a person’s true intent, future behaviors, with the old format.  It’s all about what your accomplishments are. It has nothing to do with my hair (dreads) or anything of the sort. It is all about your core. In modern terms, the interviewer wants to know what have you done for the company or a company lately! Who have you trained? What team have you led? What hurdles have you jumped over to complete a task on time? What initiatives have you driven? And so on…
     I answered the 10 questions as fully as I knew how.  My energy was high. My eye contact was strong. My word usage was vast. My head transitioned between the two interviewers equally. I gave 10 examples that were all geniune. I studied/ prepped for the interview. I was confident.[I am confident.] And most importantly, I have no regrets about anything I said. I really felt good the whole way through.
    A little about my prep… I left my home store to go to the district office 2 hours in advance. I didn’t want to be rushing and attacking commuters who drove slower than me. [It’s called being proactive, I know how I get when I am crunched for time.] In that span of time I went home. When I got home I ate a good lunch. I meditated for 8  minutes over a track that I bought. I looked over my notes on my Note 3 then i showered. [It was important to have my notes in one localized location.] I ironed a fresh set of clothes to perfection. I drunk a 5 Hour Energy drink. [I closed the store last night, then opened this morning. I didn’t want to risk being sluggish.] I listened to my meditation track in my car as i drove to the district office to keep my mind free and relaxed. I arrived 8 minutes early. It was coincidental that I meditated that same length of time.
     Whether I am selected for the position or not I felt my effort was positive and worthy of one of the slots that will be awarded. I felt like a winner throughout the interview. I feel as though I am a good choice for the company. Now we wait and see if they feel the same way as I do. I will keep you posted.

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Posted by on April 3, 2014 in Dreads

 

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