If you can’t talk, then you can’t get anywhere in life. You’re a nobody.
That was a paraphrase of what a family member said to me.
The truth stings. Yup, I am a nobody. I got my first rejection post-interview after sending a follow up email. It’s easier to blame outside factors such as admitting I was pursuing a residency (and thus making them my second choice) or not receiving a good recommendation from a past preceptor. The truth was I didn’t do that well in the interview. I should have gone into the interview more confident and polished with what I was going to say. Every question I asked, she said it’s about communication. I should have taken that as a hint. I didn’t communicate well throughout most of the interview, and I was not going to be offered a job.
After this interview, I had an interview with a different company. I felt good about it. My answers to their questions were polished. I haven’t heard back though, so I don’t know. Maybe my examples weren’t that good? Maybe where I want to work had no openings?
Finally, I had my residency interview. It consisted of a clinical and a nonclinical interview. I might have missed some stuff or there might have been a better recommendation. For the most part, I felt I did well on the clinical interview. I showcased the depth of my knowledge. The nonclinical interview was tough. I don’t like talking about myself and exposing my weaknesses.
The truth is I don’t have a clear picture of who I am and what I want to do. I know that I need experience and know more to accomplish more.
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Until next time, make good choices and live a healthy lifestyle.