I missed two opportunites because of my fear of interviews.
They asked to call me and I declined each time.
Now that I think of it, I believe It was my lack of communication and interaction that made me do this.
In this era of social media, everything is done and fixed via text,
And as comforting as it is, I believe it’s somewhat a cause of decline of a major life skill.
Verbal communication isn’t something that most introverts are a fan of. But when it comes to interviews (where you know you’ll be judged on the basis of each answers) even extroveets like me, get nervous.
I was an absolute wreck and sometimes I regret not gathering the courage to revert or call them myself.
But I also realise that I’m still learning. Still growing.
Each day, I’m getting better in what I do.
I do wish, I didn’t let the two great opportunities slide right through my fingers. But I also know that there are many more to come.
And yesterday when I recieved a call for another project, I wouldn’t say that it my best performance (in the interview) but I would like to mention that even though I was hesitant and nervous, I made it.
I got over my fear and just replied freely with instinctive thinking (disclaimer: doesn’t work for everyone)
The first few minutes were painfully slow, then around the middle of the conversation, I made a mistake, but ultimately, in the end, I made it through with a few remarkable answers ( I don’t know about the interviewer, but I am satisfied with what I said).
So, a few bad experiences might shake you sometimes – like a bad interview made me not take up two opportunites- but I see all of this is the opportunity cost of being a better person.
I’m glad I had these experiences, while still being a student. At least I won’t have to struggle once I enter the ‘real world’.
I just felt like sharing this incident, becuase I know that many people fear interviews too. Hope it helps:)