Need to blow off some steam... Here we go:
I'm the goto guy, been the goto guy my entire professional career. I'm the one they come to when need to solve something - design, bugs, algorithms, whatever you need - I always have the answer. And I'm getting paid a lot to do that, which probably means something.
Then there's interviews. I've done a number in the past year, just because, to keep in shape. And they all sucked. No real reason for that - they ask me questions I should have answered without hesitation, but nothing - blank mind. And whenever the interview ends - I go out and the answer immediately pops in my head.
Last one was 2 days ago. Sucked big time. And now I'm frustrated. The problem is I'm over-confident. I'm used to being the smartest guy in the room, I forget that I actually have to make people who don't know me see that. I'm too smug at interviews, like I'm doing them a favor I'm coming. Not really know why I'm frustrated, given that I'm an idiot.
I have interview for a job I actually want in 2 days, so frustration is bad. And here's why I'm going to own it:
- I never really cared about the other jobs, so didn't really bother with interviews.
- I will not be smug for an interview I actually care about.
- I will not be a smart-ass for an interview I actually care about.
- I'm the goto guy.
Feel much better now...
And BTW, I like the forums here because they make me feel humble. A lot of smart people hanging here, a lot of things to learn. I don't get it in my day job anymore.
[EDIT] Just re-read it. Hope I'm not coming off as an ass. I'm really not.
[EDIT2] re-re-reading it, that's the problem. I'm not going to own the interview just because. I need to prepare, do some exercise, sleep-well the night before, come focused. I knew you guys would help
Edited by N.I.B., 14 November 2013 - 02:56 PM.