Some of you might know me, so I will be anon for today.
Had a final interview today for a SA in . This was the final interview at my final and only destination. Rejected from every other place this session, this was it. The feeling of rejection one more time had scared me. I was vulnerable.
The night before, stayed up watching two seasons of Entourage as my preparation for this. I was ready. Walking in to the office, I am cool and collected, strolling like a boss. I felt like there is nothing I couldn't do. Check in with the secretary, tell her what's good. Everything seems normal, "feels good. Today feels good." I kept saying to my self.
I am sitting, glancing at my watch, thinking to my self, "I will be successful, fuck I'll be the next Ari Gold." Huge mistake, my man. Huge mistake.
Get called up by the Associate, first time I see this chap. I introduce my self, he laughs. "You don't gotta impress me yet, man." I laugh, everybody is having a good time. He points me to the conference room and I stroll in, still feeling good.
Pen in hand, the MD is making notes of what appears to be a resume of the previous candidate or mine already. He tells me to sit. "So tell me about your self."
"FUCK, not again", I think to my self having been over this 20 times with other MDs. So I started my spiel. I went to school here, interned there. But then something took over me. I don't know what it was. I just sat there, in complete shock that I was lost. Took a good thirty seconds just sitting there, "oh, what the fuck?" I said to my self.
I knew watching Entourage would pay off some day. Didn't it?
"Listen, I am the best guy for the job. I can do everything better than anyone out there on the floor." What the fuck was I saying, this is an MD after-all. He hired all those fuckers.
"At my last job, I worked twenty hours a day am just to be on top of my game. I'll do it better than them, trust me."
He didn't. The expression on his face of total and complete shock was engraved in my mind. He was offended, and I looked like a total jerk. "I don't think he understood, I'll try to clarify." I thought to myself.
"What I am trying to say is that, people out there, they don't know what's good. You gotta generate revenue or get the fuck out. All you gotta do is just let me show you. I will. I will show you, Glen. You know where to contact me."