One of the things I love about my husband is his ability to think rationally in those moments when I cannot. He pointed out that the salary being offered wasn't much different from his currently and he would be unable to collect unemployment in SC if we were to move. Also, we don't have much in savings and moving would deplete our funds entirely. As much as I love my former company and all of the people in it, it didn't make sense for me to accept their offer. That was not a fun email to write.
I did manage to land an interview here in Birmingham for this Friday, but otherwise this has been a week chock full of rejections. So let's focus on the positive: Interview = YAY! Interview also = slightly terrifying. I find it difficult to present myself as a commodity and have an intense fear of disappointing people. This fear is so strong, I once forgot to breathe during my annual review and very nearly passed out. Thankfully, my review was good.
So I have a few questions for you, dear readers:
- How do you market yourself without feeling cocky or boastful?
- How do you shake off the nervousness to appear confident?
- Am I the only person who thinks the five most hurtful words in the world are "I'm very disappointed in you"?