Confidence Boosters Led to Second Job Interview

A reader recalls gaining confidence to ask for second job interview.

| September/October 2012

When I graduated high school in the early 1940s, jobs were scarce — even more so for girls with no typing skills or business experience.

I had all the confidence in the world, though, that I would find a good job. Not only was I good at math, but I had also excelled at bookkeeping. In fact, I was at the head of my class.

Job interview

When a job came up at a nearby auto industry, I immediately applied for it.

I took my time getting ready for the interview. My limited experience in such matters made it necessary for me to look my best. I curled my hair, pressed my frilly new dress, and applied more makeup to my face than I usually wore.

When I got there, I was ushered into the main office and offered a seat across from a large desk. The man sitting in the chair behind the desk had a list of questions for me, which he proceeded to ask.

Even now, I remember how nervous I was. That high-pitched, trembling voice couldn’t possibly be mine, I thought, as I did my best to answer his questions.

5/10/2014 6:13:05 AM

Job interview is perhaps the most valuable and can say the most experiencing day of our life. If it is a first job interview, generally every one is very scared whether he is going to get the job or not. But being confident can be the best way to get hired for job. Bookkeeping is a job which needs full concentration and time, So if you have experience in then you are having a bright future ahead.

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