Thursday, March 12, 2009

Busy busy day

My interviews went well today - except for one thing.

I prepared everything that I would need today last night - so I wouldn't have to get up super early and wouldn't feel rushed & stressed.

I washed and ironed my shirt, and got my trousers and belt laid out on the extra bed
Earrings and cufflinks ready to go
Job description, address, copy of my resume, map of city & ferry schedule in my handbag
Phone charged
And shoes packed in a nice little carry bag that separates them so they don't get scratched up (I have to wear flats into the city cause it is a good 20 minute walk, slightly uphill to where the interview was).

So I get ready, and just before we leave I have this terrible thought that maybe I packed 2 different black shoes in my little carry bag - surely not - but I checked one just in case - oh whew - I saw some patent leather so I knew I had the right ones

I get on the ferry, enjoy reading my book, make my way up to the building where I will interview, then find a bench outside where I can stop briefly to change into my dressy work shoes.

I open one side of the bag- and it's the WRONG SHOE! It is my nice every day black T bar shoe!!! I open the other side of the bag and it's the patent shoe!

I almost started to cry!

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO this is THE most important interview since I have arrived in Australia!!!

Thank goodness I had nice black flats on though - I can't imagine what I would have done if I had had flip flops or tennis shoes (trainers) on!

SO - I interviewed in the flats - felt a bit weird - but it was fine.

The stress of interviewing - there's just nothing like it!


  1. Oh my... your last two post have made me laugh... laugh in pain and sympathy... interviewing is no fun!!

    I still cant believe they 'tested' you... that is crazy... i have never had anything like that.

  2. Oh my gosh!!! You poor thing - I'm sure your flats were great though, don't worry. If it was a man interviewing, chances are the tennis shoes would have been fine too!
    Fingers crossed you get it!

  3. Hope the interview went well. I'm sure they were so charmed by your personality that no one noticed the shoes!

  4. I am laughing with you... (Hoping that you did eventually laugh) :-) That is something that would happen to me. The only difference is that I would have joggers (trainers) or thongs (flip-flops) on. That would be my luck. So glad it worked out for you in the end though. Like Jenny said, I'm sure they wouldn't have noticed anything buy you! Good luck!