Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Busy, busy, busy

The last few days have been really busy.

I spent Sunday baking a cake for my brother's 18th birthday. After watching icing tutorials online and buying some tools I had high hopes for it and it turned out pretty good. Admittedly, I haven't included a side picture because it was pretty wonky, but I did manage to ice all the way round, which is a huge improvement. Plus it tasted even better than it looked, so the recipe will definitely work for the chocolate tier of the wedding cake.

Yesterday, I also finally heard back from interview G. Apparently the interviewer had asked someone to contact me while she was on holiday, but nothing happened. It's a little frustrating that I had to wait so long, especially since it was a second interview and both of my interviews with them were arranged super last minute, so I had to go out of my way to get to them. The 'feedback' was the usual - the job went to someone with more experience. Yawn. That one again. No one has yet given me any hints on how to get said experience, when no one will hire me without it... But I'm going to try and join a temp agency tomorrow in the hope that they can help me out.

I have also started reading the 'Chimp Paradox' a book which I am determined is going to change my life! It's by the psychologist who has been working with the GB cycling team and if he can help them bring home all those golds I'm sure he can help me with my pre-interview anxiety... It's been a really interesting read so far and is making me think a lot about myself and the way I think. Thinking this way is never, ever, going to be helpful, so I'm going to work on trying to stop it. Thinking through the tips from the book also helped me yesterday after I got the confirmation from interview G and I wasn't half as upset as I had been after F which is a very, very good start. Hopefully I will walk into interview H next week with my head held high and I will come out with my first job in the bag.

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