I sat down to record a vlog around 10 am yesterday right after I got out of the shower. I knew it was going to be a busy day and if I didn’t do it then, I wasn’t going to have time. I wanted to update you on some things going on and talk about how I’ve been preparing for Tiffany’s blogging challenge. The thing is… right after I finished recording I remembered a job interview I went to years ago.
It was for a simple customer service job. I needed money and was willing to take whatever job I could find (like most of the unemployed). It didn’t seem like it would be a bad job because I like working with people. I just hate stocking shelves. I showed up and the interview felt like it was going really well. The interviewer seemed to like me, my schedule was open for whenever they needed me to work, and he liked that I enjoy working with people.
At the end of the interview he looked me right in the eyes and told me that even though he liked me, I probably wouldn’t be getting a call and he was sorry. He got up to walk away and I asked him why. He sighed and said he wasn’t really supposed to share the details, he was supposed to report to his boss who could pass them on, but he would tell me anyways.
“You’re unprofessional. You obviously want this job. You showed up her and made a good impression, but you couldn’t spare five minutes before the interview to put on a little make-up? I know make-up shouldn’t be grounds for hiring someone but it makes you look unprofessional and immature, like you aren’t prepared to be here.”
I was so taken aback. To this day I’ve only worn make-up maybe a dozen times. My mom never taught me how to put it on and I never felt the need to teach myself because it always seemed like a waste of money and time.
Back to today. I was sitting there after I finished recording with my wet hair and pajamas on. Am I really unprofessional like they said? Do things like this make me look immature to my readers?
You know what? I don’t think it matters (in this case). Just my luck though… I uploaded the video and then realized my mic wasn’t all of the way plugged in so the sound cuts in and out. That’s the third time that’s happened. I need to start doing a test video before I record for real. Lol.
So, what did I learn from all of this?
I’m me and that’s what I’m trying to showcase on my blog. I’m not going to go to an IRL meetup in my pajamas with wet hair, but you guys are busy online entrepreneurs too. You know what it’s like to stay up late working in your pajamas or need to get right to work after a quick shower. You squeeze in work everywhere you can, whether it’s answering an email while dinner is on the stove or catching up on blogs while you’re waiting in the car to pick up the kids. AND WE LOVE EVERY MINUTE OF IT.
Some may call it “unprofessional” but here at Adventures in Online Marketing I like to call it “honesty”. I’ll leave the hyper professionalism to other blogs if that’s all the same to you guys.
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