How to Get a Job in a Short Time

Would You Go ‘Targaryen Blond’?

By James Willard

A woman of a certain age can find herself in a spot of bother. It happens to most of us.

I’ve come to the conclusion that if I go to the movies, I prefer to be the last person to leave. I’ll even stand in the back of the theater, hoping someone will offer me a seat. I always have a glass of wine and a sandwich in my hand when the movie begins, so if that doesn’t work, I’ll just go outside for a bite to eat. By then, I’ll be too hungry to care.

I just hope that someone else who might be interested joins me in my little theater gawking at a new movie.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that if you don’t go to an interview with the intention of getting a job, something always goes wrong. The first problem is always the interview itself. Don’t expect to get anything for nothing. There are bound to be a lot of questions asked.

But the interview is only the first step. There are many other steps to this process. The next step is to determine which firm you want to work for and prepare to answer the questions they ask.

In the past, the first question I was asked was, “Do you think you are a hard worker?” I don’t know. I certainly didn’t think so. But I answered the question. I think the reason I did was because I had done a lot of research on my own and the answer was obvious to everyone except the person asking the question.

How did you discover that you weren’t a hard worker? Did they find anything else wrong about you? What else did they find to check you out? How about a criminal record? How many times have they seen violent behavior in you? How many drug arrests have they made? How much driving have you done? How much cocaine have you tried? Did you know about your drug problem in high school? Have you been in a fist fight in college? Do you know the difference between truth and lies?

I learned quickly that the simple answer to the first question was no. I was never the same after having that interview. My life seemed to fall apart. And I spent every day of the first year following the same routine. After that, things became a whole

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