I learned a lot about job interviewing the other day and I wanted to share what I have learned. I interviewed at a place called Xactware. One of my really close friends works there, and working there would put me in a position that's really close to home, and it would provide me a chance to be a better friend to someone who may be experiencing a lot of loneliness. Perfect, right?
Well, I remember my interview with Solutionreach. They asked me a whole bunch of questions about Java specific programming. I wasn't able to answer ... well ... ALL of them. Needless to say, I didn't get the job.
So yeah, this job that appeared to be a C# specific job intimidated me. I didn't want to go into the whole thing and flop it like last time.
Before my interview, I had the chance to eat my lunch with JT. He didn't tell me what to expect or anything, what he did say was for me to rely on what I DID know, my C++ knowledge. I lucked out that C++ is so similar to Java, but I realized that showing them what I do know is a lot more important that showing someone I know all of their answers. The interview with Xactware went super well.
I feel like that applies to the other aspects of my life as well. I know that I feel like I'm figuring life out, so for someone to come tell me that I'm doing everything all wrong ... I tend to shut them out pretty fast. That being said, If someone were to say, well, here's what I know, those kinds of things are so appetizing to me! For example, last week I was being really pushy with Rachel. I didn't even realize I was doing it, but I was trying force the way I believed on her. It just made things bad. Then my dad explained how he saw the world, and it made sense. I apologized to Rachel for how pushy I had been and the Lord healed our relationship, right then and there. COOL!
So yeah, the other thing that's been happening is some fierce games of words with friends. Mom and her family really like playing, so I have started it up. It's been fun, and I've learned a lot about the strategy behind scrabble as i've played. Face to face scrabble would be much harder, as you can't spend however long you want thinking about the move :)
Well, until next week! Love you!