Archive for February 11th, 2008

Interview tomorrow!!

Monday, February 11th, 2008

I went to a workshop at the Ryerson Career Centre last Thursday called “Great Interviews and Resumes Start Here.” I will tell you all about it in another post, but for now I’ll tell you that boy-oh-boy, it was great, but also set me back a bit because it was a little *too* good. It was so good that I left there thinking “Oh no! My resume has been terrible this whole time and I didn’t even know!!” Of course, my resume wasn’t that bad, but I’ve spent the last few days since then being consumed with giving my resume a makeover. With my new changes, my full general resume has grown from two to three pages. I don’t have to tell you that’s a big no-no. I’m so verbose! I have three big important jobs with applications due on Friday, so I really have to hurry up and get it back down to a two-pager again. These are really competitive postings, so they have to be better than perfect. All this is a lot of work though, I gotta say.

But, the good news is, when I went home early on Saturday night after celebrating Chinese New Year with my cousins and some friends because of unfinished-resume-guilt, I sent in a version of my new resume to a posting I saw on Best Jobs Canada for a Website Assistant. The actual company wasn’t disclosed because it was posted through an agency. So, I have to go all the way out to Scarborough for an “pre-interview” with them, and then if they like me for the positions, I suppose they will set me up with the company. This is my first agency interview, so I don’t exactly know what I’m doing, but I’ll just be myself. It will be good experience anyway. I’m going to commute with Naomi’s Klien’s Shock Doctrine! That will scream media savvy to my fellow commuters, right? I’ll be nice and confident when it’s time to meet my new agency friends.