Friday, August 19, 2005

Music and Unemployment

Crap. I have been tagged with a meme. This one isn't so bad really (nothing like that godforsaken game I played last week that took up half my lifespan to finish it). I was tagged by a new friend, Hello Shiity. All I have to do is list 5 songs that I am digging right now, which is fairly easy. I am not tagging anyone in particular, but if you are at a loss for things to say and want to use this, please be my guest.

My Five Songs:

1. Home Sweet Home by Motley Crue
2. Have a Nice Day by Bon Jovi
3. The Man Who Sold The World by Jordis Unga
4. A Favor House Atlantic by Coheed and Cambria
5. Pon de Replay by Rhianna
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I know you have waited a long time for this, or perhaps you don't care at all. But I am going to post it anyway. The video from the John Mellencamp concert where Patsy, our friend J, and I sing so loud and off key that you can't hear JM at all. Keep in mind that you can't see anything in most of the video because it was an outside concert and it was dark and we tailgated for so long that from our crappy lawn seats we could barely see the stage anyway.

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I had the oddest phone interview the other day. It lasted about 45 minutes and the woman asked me questions like, "do you consider yourself a storyteller?" and "what kind of numbers do you think about all day long?" I had been kind of excited about this company, but after the interview I thought about it awhile and realized that as a recruiter for this company, *I* would be the one asking those ridiculous questions and I would be thinking to myself during the whole interview how ridiculous they were. And that's not what I want to do. So they called me to set up a second interview and I said no thanks.

I have interviews this afternoon and Monday at two different companies, so we'll see how they go. One is for an HR Director position which I don't think I am qualified for but I am going to fake it as best I can. The other is for contract HR work, where I can make a buttload of money but it can be inconsistent. I am feeling pretty good overall because while I haven't found the right job yet, I am getting tons of calls and lots of interest. So, hopefully in time, something perfect will come up. I am going to be picky and hope that pays off.

20 comments:

Charlie Mc said...

"Home Sweet Home" NEVER gets old! I love it.....great video!!!

This must be interview week for everyone. i, along with a bunch of fellow bloggers have been interviewing.....

Master Foley said...

good luck

Patsy Darling said...

that video sounds worse every time i hear it. and what kind of question is what kind of #'s do you think about all day long? that doesn't even make sense.

Free to Be said...

That sounds promising. Good luck on those. Maybe you'll work Sundays so you don't have to watch the Browns win! hee hee

Guppyman said...

So.... What numbers DO you think of all week?

Natsthename said...

Good luck with the interviews!!

And a 45 minute phone interview! WOW. I bet that got old! When you were asked if you were a storyteller, you should have given the blog address! (on second thought...NOT!)

Finn said...

It's amazing the number personality tests that are out there now. I suppose they could be pretty telling if you know how to interpret them. On the other hand, it's still all going to be about how some feels about you, isn't it?

Good luck - be as picky as you need to be. There's nothing worse than feeling stuck in a shitty job.

mrsmogul said...

You'll get that perfect job! Yeah faking it is good at interviews! If you act like a HR Director, they will believe it. The video is whacky. It's like as If I am blind!

trine said...

i think i saw this video last time. no? It is still cool... and we get to hear your voice!! brilliant... i am now officially vlog-addicted. but suffering from blog-fatigue, so maybe just as well...

Danielle said...

Best of luck that you will find your match true!

Camy Leon said...

LOL! You guys sound drunk. Ha!
Is John still cute, or has time kicked in?
You are a True Jersey Girl, listening to Pon de Replay. You go girl! Shake It!

Indigo said...

I think you are wise to be picky, and good luck!!!

mg said...

Songs I'm Diggin' Right Now~>
1. "How Am I Different?" Aimee Mann
2. "World on a String" Frank Sinatra
3. "Blue" Angie Hart
4. "Lets Get It On" Jack Black
5. "Rainbow Connection" Me First & the Gimme-Gimmes

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Good Luck, Chica!!!!
*flings the "good-bs-interview" mojo down on ya*

mg

Bridget Unnel said...

The HR-related stuff I do at work (employee communications) is what I enjoy most. GOOD LUCK!!

J&J'sMom said...

You da bomb baby! You'll get whatever you want...you're a natural ;0) Good luck!

Love the JM voice lessons you all were giving LOL!!

Twist of Kate said...

That was a lovely rendition of Pink Houses...you are awesome for sharing!!!!! :) Good luck with the job thingy, I'm in the same position, lots of calls so far...something will show up for both of us!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Err....yes, that was quite a rendition!!

LisaBinDaCity said...

You are exactly right! Fake it with great assurance and maintain eye contact. It works every time! Well almost ;-)

Best of luck!

Dawn said...

The video was great! ;-) You should make singing your next career move.

Wirthy said...

I frequently run away high so I wouldn't come home low.