Thursday, March 3, 2011

Interview time

Today I had an interview for a fun, fluffy job at Bath and Body works, will I get it? Very doubtful-turns out I have very little sales experience compared to most. However I wanted to be competitive so I dressed fairly tame, hid my tattoos, and tried to sell them on the idea that I liked their merchandise (I'm not a total fan, I prefer the cruelty free Body Shop). I'm on the market for a part time job while I attempt to get into grad school and work at the fostercare. I need some extra income to pay for my Anthropologie shopping addiction! 


I like to call this my crazy face. 
Button down: Express
Sweater: Limited 
Skirt: Old Navy (purchased this 45 lbs ago and slightly scared it still fits, what did it look like then?)
Tights: Croft and Barrow
Shoes: Mudd

After the interview I had a meeting with a professor to look over my letter of intent. It is simultaneously exciting and incredibly scary to be at this stage, I'm not entirely sure why! I do know that I feel slightly like I'm drifting right now. I have a double major in psychology  making me slightly unemployable until I continue my education. In terms of grad school I'm going in a completely different direction than I thought I would be. I've tailored my education to be a clinical psychologist, however with life experience has come a realization that I do not want to work with the mentally ill for the remainder of my life. I will go crazy myself. So Industrial Organizational Psychology it is. I do love statistics, so it should be a great fit, but in any case it will be a much better one that clinical! 

More pictures..

Earrings: Chico's (found while shopping with my Mom-only 4.99!)
Necklace: H & M

11 comments:

  1. Lookin' good! Love the necklace! Hope you get the job:)

    Industrial Organizational psychiatry sounds very interesting. I currently work in mental health and I am uncertain as to whether I want stick with in long-term or not. Like everything, it has its ups and downs.

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  2. What do you do in mental health? It can be very mentally exhausting. I'm so grateful I've have the experience of living with people who have mental illness before I got my masters/ph.d. I know I'd succumb to burnout.

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  3. I know some folks who are in I/O Psych, since I work in HR. There are some really interesting things to do with an I/O degree.

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  4. I hope you get the job! But I will have to agree with you, I totally love Body Shop stuffs. I've rediscovered them lately (I used to use them in high school, then I stopped because my skin changed) and I can't resist all their yummy smells!

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  5. Well I think at this stage for you, all interviews are good confidence builders - and who knows, you may think you don't have the sales experience, but they may love your other qualities, so good luck!

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  6. Oh, hope you get the job! You sure looked professional :)

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  7. Well you looked great! I truly wish you good luck. Honestly, I need to be looking for a 2nd job to help with my shoe addiction! lol

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  8. I came to the same realization about clinical psych during my work experience. Now i'm just floating around, trying to see what's next :)

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  9. Rebecca-I'm excited to get into it. I'm not positive what aspect I want to go into but I do love stats so hopefully working with that!

    Laura-I can never decide my favorite scent there because they are all so good!

    Lisa-Thanks! I know they called my references so hopefully that's a good sign! I would love to get the job. It's one of the few retail places that I know I wouldn't spend a fortune!

    Cat-Thanks!

    Corie-Thank you, I know what you mean about the shoe addiction, and I have to say you have a great collection!

    Meri-I feel you about the experiences! I can't wait to hear about whats next!

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  10. Yikes, I wish you good luck in your studies and continuing studies! I know how scary that time can be for sure -- well, graduating time, anyways. I have yet to go back to grad school at the moment. I love your earrings! They're so dainty!

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  11. I work in research (conducting clincial trials to test medications for indications like bipolar d/o, depression, ADHD, migraines, insomnia, etc.). I kind of feel like burnout may be in my near future.

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