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.




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