As I’ve shared before, I used to hate writing and I never would have imagined that someday I would be blogging everyday - let alone share it publicly. Nevertheless, here I am! Still shocked, but even more so about the ways in which I’ve grown. Sure, I obviously knew that my writing skills would be improved, but I never would have assumed that it would actually change the way I think.
As I explained yesterday, today I had the opportunity to have my first job interview experience. I was of course nervous right before the interview, (I was even nervous after), but it was overall a great learning experience - which was what I was hoping my first experience would look like. Here’s what I learned:
Tomorrow is an exciting day for me because I have my first job interview. Even though I’ve had multiple jobs, I never actually experienced a job interview. The closest I ever came was during the application process for Praxis, but even then, it wasn’t exactly for a job.
It seems like a weird time to look back on my year, but since I’m in a pivotal time in my life, I’ve been doing a bit of reminiscing. This past year has gone by very fast, actually a lot faster than I thought it would. It’s hard to believe we’re already almost done with September and heading into 2019 in just a few months.
Today I’m going to share with you a quick tip to improve your interview skills. This is a simple tip that will boost your ability to sell yourself in an interview, prove you’re a good candidate for the role, and also show you’re capable of being convincing.
I’ll give you a hint, just did it.
For whatever reason, I’ve become obsessed with learning the different personality types, memorizing them, identifying them in others, and observing the interactions between them. I do this mainly for the sake of doing it, and I’ve learned that it’s easier to determine the different personalities if I have at least one person in mind to base these off of. For example, I know that my dad is INFJ, so I use my knowledge of what I know about him to see if I can identify similar traits in others.
Today I had another opportunity to learn something great, and it’s yet another reason to love Praxis. Since I’m currently in the placement process of the program, I (and others alongside me) have time to prepare for interviews for upcoming apprenticeship opportunities.
If there’s one area in which I practice what I preach it’s that everyday I do something I’m not totally comfortable with. Even after 122 days of blogging, I still get slightly nervous when I share my writing - but that’s the real reason I do it. Not because I think I’m a great writer. (I wouldn’t even say I’m passionate about it.) But because I really understand the value in doing it, and it also scares me a little. When I started the 30 day blog challenge with Praxis, I started early because I didn’t know what I was doing. I'm not as confident in my writing skills as I'd like to be, but I know why I do it daily.
I’m close to wrapping up my fourth month of Praxis, and I thought I’d quickly write about something we covered during week 2 - fallacies. This is something that I’m still learning to incorporate when I’m taking in information since some of the fallacies can be harder to spot, but I think it’s both interesting and important to learn about.
Every week for the next month I'll be making videos like this to give updates on what I'm learning. So far, I think Module 4 is going to be the best one yet.