Thursday, February 15, 2007

Choice: Luxury or Curse?

*whispers* so recently I've been getting several internship offers. This damn mba is finally paying off! I applied for all these different jobs since I was kiasu and afraid I wouldn't get an offer. So now I am left with a variety of choices that all seem quite interesting. Spent the past 2 weeks wrecking my poor little brain over it and narrowed the finalists down to 2 places. The bank in sunny Singapore and the big G! Well the big G is not in my pocket yet. But I've been invited to a second round in CA! I'm so excited to roam the G-campus. I promise to take photos.

Though I don't know how I would choose between the two. The bank is a good opportunity for me to try something different. The big G is well the big G!! I can even bring Moxie to work! Though I've been in the web industry before and this is nothing different. HRMMM guess I shouldn't count my chikins before they hatch.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Battle Scars

The whole interviewing process is humiliating. Rejection bites. I am sick of putting on my battle gear -> ugly black or gray suit. I am sick of writing thank you notes to people I'm not really thankful for meeting. I'm sick of talking about my great and inspiring leadership experiences. I'm sick of meeting interviewers from that bschool across the river who never forget to remind you about their pedigree.

But really the point of my post is to vent about this particular company. I interviewed with them on Thursday. They tell me they'll let me know on Monday afternoon if I made the second round. Interviews are Monday evening. Hrmm isn't it kinda TIGHT?

I have a compulsory class to attend Monday evening. But why would I go out of the way to rearrange my schedule for an interview I'm not even sure I'll be called back for. So anyway they call me Monday at 1.30pm (they were still wrapping up first rounds on campus). I have class all day till 9pm. The HR person asks if I can come in at 6pm. I'm like no way, can I reschedule? And guess what she says!!! NO. OK first of all it's not like I am begging them to interview me ok. They called ME. So I was like whatever, I'll not be coming in for a second round, but feeling quite buay song.

Then today, they send me a rejection e-mail. Excuse me, but the last I checked I was the one who said no!! :( WTF!!

Happy Valentine's Day!

We didn't really celebrate this year. We usually cook a nice meal but we opted for Thai take out today. Though DH bought me a nice romantic tempur-pedic pillow. :) And I "ordered" with DH's credit card the Wii he's been wanting for a awhile. My arm hurts from punching and swinging already. Not sure how I'm going to explain this in school tomorrow!