Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Here's to Big Ideas

Rats. I didn't get the job I interviewed for yesterday. Judging from my portfolio, they didn't think I was capable of big ideas or concepts. Ouch. The sting-y kind of ouch.

Being on the job hunt for an extended period of time does a number on your self-esteem. A number two, to be more specific. Upon each rejection, I face the possibility that the reason I'm not getting hired is that I stink at what I do. And everybody knows it but me.

I cried for two minutes after getting the news today. I was wrapping my mind around the big concept that I'm not good enough. (I even came up with a catchy headline for it: Face It--You Suck!) And then I smacked myself in the forehead and tried to wrap my mind around the bigger idea that I am good enough, even if one or two or thirty-eight employers think I'm not. I've just got to keep at it. (New headline: I Think I Can! I Think I Can!) But I'm telling you, the first concept is getting easier and easier to believe.

In other news, I'm pretty sure my hair could land a job. Everybody seems to love the hair.

16 comments:

Katy {and Kahler} said...

im there with you. applying for job after job, hearing nothing. ugh. good luck!

and agreed- that hair is rockin'!

Jodi said...

Dang it Tiff, that stinks! I'm happy being a married, late 30's, stay-at-home mom for that very reason- I don't have to sell myself to anyone

although I'm coming to the tough realization that my teenage son doesn't seem to be sold on me anymore . . .

Good luck at your next interview and work that hair girl. WORK IT!

Soul-Fusion said...

Job hunting and dating are my two least favorite things for self-esteem. But I will add my voice of support in saying it is THEIR loss for missing out on fabulous you and your great hair.

Kim said...

You're good enough, smart enough and doggonit, people like you!" The right job will come along. Maybe you'll be a hair model.

kami @ nobiggie.net said...

People do LIKE You and your hair!

It will happen for you, I just know it!

Artax said...

Wish I had something to say that would fix everything for you. Meanwhile, I like you, and I like your blog, and I wish you the very very best.

Leslie said...

They are SO going to kick themselves when your novel is published and you and your gorgeous hair are featured on the jacket cover!!

Christy said...

I'll be right here cheering you on!

Angie said...

I am sorry. Just remember, JK Rowling received rejection letters, too, and those guys are kicking themselves now!

I don't know how many jobs I applied before before getting the COB, and I honestly think this is the best thing for me. The right job for you will fall in to place. Don't give up. There's a picture on my blog that helped me with stuff like this. Maybe it will give you a boost, too. Love you.

Becky said...

Their loss. And I know there is something better out there waiting for you! You are amazingly talented- in every way!

Jesse C said...

You are brilliant Tiff. You'll find the right job I'm sure of it.

Lindy-Lou said...

Maybe you're really supposed to finish that novel. It's for sure you can write. You are an amazing writer... an amazing writer with great hair.

Mindi said...

you KNOW how i feel about your hair. and it should be in a high-level management position even as i type.

what is WRONG with these people?!

I VALIDATE YOU, tiffany. you are spectacular. and dont ever think otherwise.

Mia said...

No doubt about it, their loss. It is no secret that your hair is utterly enviable, but you are more amazing than your amazing hair. If had any need or money for a copywriter, you would be the only person I'd call.

jani vegas said...

You, my dear, are wonderful! You will find work--I just know it! I have been in love with your writing AND your hair ever since the story of "Aunt Ant and Uncle Ant". Don't give up!!!

Vanessa said...

Don't loose hope! Your dream job is out there for you! You have to believe and don't doubt yourself! :)

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