Flight 606 …Part 2

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I had been looking forward to this day forever. Well, when you have been job hunting for a while, 6months begin to feel like forever.  My job interview with Roberts & Associates. Roberts & Associates is the biggest law firm this side of Atlanta, and they rarely had job openings. In fact, they recruited once a year for two positions, I heard they get over 100 applications.

I had passed the knowledge test portion of the interview with flying colors. Easy peasy, the part I was more nervous about was the personal interview. Even though I knew my stuff, I wasn’t too confident about in person interviews. I’m naturally shy and I find it difficult to maintain eye contact. I had messed up several interviews, but I wanted this job badly – I NEEDED this job. I had been preparing for this job Interview for the past two months.

My apartment concierge keeps wondering why I’m staring him down and I had started striking conversation with random strangers trying to practice my eye contact moves on them, I think I’m almost ready to nail this bad boy!

I set out my killer pencil skirt suit. The one that accentuated the little curves I had without looking overly flirtatious. I slipped on my crisp white shirt, rolled on some nude tights and slipped on my black kitten heels.

I moved to the bathroom to carefully apply my very practiced nude look: gold/brown eye shadow, some powder, minimal blush and colored lip gloss. I catch my reflection in the mirror. I’m impressed. That’s half the work there, now if only I can remember to maintain eye contact while answering my questions, I might have a shot after all. I picked up my louboutin briefcase and headed for the door.

Roberts Associates is a 15 minute drive, but I’m not taking chances with rush hour traffic. In 15 minutes, I make it to the door and I’m 10 minutes early. Good! Like my former professor would say, If you’re early, you’re on time; if you’re on time, you’re late! There were 2 other candidates in the room and by 8am, the 7 remaining candidates had filled the room bringing the total number to 10.

The head of HR came forward and gave us a speech about the company and how the 10 of us were the chosen few out of the 100 that had written the knowledge test 2 months ago. There were going to be two interviewers. She called out the schedule, I would be going last.

Bummer!

But I’m used to it. When you have a last name that’s at the tail end of the alphabet song, you get used to being called out last.The first interview went well. I’m proud of myself. I maintained eye contact throughout. Easy questions though. Now just this last interview, and I think I might have it in the bag! I steal a look at the interviewer’s name.

Femi Roberts, CEO Roberts &Associates.

Not to say I didn’t expect that. I took a deep breath and knocked at the door; “Come in“! I open the door.

O shit!

Hunky god is staring at me from behind the executive desk.

Bunmi

Bunmi

Happy child, Sexy nerd, budgetista, intense narccisist, slightly histrionic, Self acclaimed minister for YOLO affairs, ...I deal in words.

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