Saturday, August 2, 2008

Dream Come True

The Hearst Corporation building on 57th near Columbus Circle.

It's finally happened. I got a big break!

Thursday, August 31, 2008 I had my lovely interview on 57th Street, in the Hearst building with Lisa Tam of Marie Claire magazine.

I wasn't nervous about the interview. I was just really excited. I did a lot of preparation mentally and physically (yea...I even got my hair done for the interview).

But once I sat down for the interview...I was afraid I wasn't as prepared as I thought I was. First off, I didn't bring a copy of my resume (which was the first thing she asked for) because I had emailed it to her with my cover letter. It was okay though, she was really sweet about it. She just went and printed it out.

Then the questioning began. The hardest question wasn't a question at all. It was simply: "Tell me about yourself". I hate that one because I never know what they want to know. I could tell them about my boyfriend or my three golden retrievers...but that wouldn't probably do me any good. So I did the schooling, extra corricular...blah blah blah. But then I froze. I didn't know where else to go with it.

Luckily I found a way to continue.

The remainder of the interview was great. It felt as though we were indulged in conversation..and from my stand point...I felt we really hit it off.

Although I felt it went great, by the time I left, I was unceratin about whether or not I was going to get it.

But guess what...

I DID!!!

This fall I will be interning Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays at Marie Claire!!!!

Ahhhhhh :-) :-) !!!!!!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have a question. How long did it take them to contact you and give you the job offer after the interview where you forgot your resume? The SAME thing happened to me (forgetting my resume), and it's almost been a week and I haven't heard back. The interview seemed to go so well, other than my little blunder, but I'm not sure why it's taking all this time...