Frequently when job hunting, people refer to a ‘open door’ as a potential opportunity and a ‘closed door’ as a missed opportunity. Well another door slammed shut in my face earlier this week. I didn’t make it past the telephone interview stage in the company mentioned in “Job Hunting Progress.” Not only was I trying to transition from part-time employment to full-time, but I was attempting to transition from higher education to healthcare. Naturally, the interviewer asked me a lot of probing questions.
When reflecting on the interview, I’m not happy with how I answered their question “Why do you want to work for our company?” Maybe I need to ask myself this question before applying to the company. Why do I want to work for company XYZ? If I don’t like my answer, then I won’t waste my time filling out an application. I’m not the type of person that can just work for any company on the planet. I need to feel as if I’m part of something ‘special’ and that I’m helping people. Unfortunately, I can’t get financial stability on an adjunct professor’s income. In the meantime, I will keep looking for those opportunities where I can make a difference.