The job applications have already become monotonous:a series of online questions about previous job experience, talents, and GPA. every application a thirty to sixty minute process requiring little enthusiasm and an organized resume. now that we’re here, h and I wish that more places required interviews: an opportunity to show the company or store our spunk, genuine attitude, and interpersonal skills. we’ve begun going into the stores we’ve applied for to introduce ourselves to the manager and put a face to the application.
Yesterday I had a brief interview with Athleta, and next week I have an interview with Title 9 on tuesday and Abercrombie & Fitch on Friday. I am keeping my fingers crossed that one of the stores will be impressed either by my resume and previous experience or commitment. Working retail is the perfect part-time job accompaniment to the internship I’ll be working with poet, Clementine Von Radics.
The day followed a similar structure to the past two: morning spent at local coffee shope, stop home to get running clothes and lunch, bus-ride downtown, and further exploration before going to the gym and finally returning home for a chicken/kale dinner.
I am loving the free time to explore, keep a blog, write for thewarmingtree.wordpress.com, and get back into my weight-lifting mojo, but I’m looking forward to working a job. So I’ll be continuing to fill out online applications until something pulls through and the upcoming months become more structured with work-hours, writing tasks, and research for my kahn project.
I have never felt so fit for a city, so safe exploring, or so sure of a decision I’ve made.