Got Over the First Job Interview

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Hey friends, hope we’re all keeping well.

Starting next week, I’ll be working my first *actual* job, which I’m pretty excited and nervous about, hence why I’m writing this blog post to vent a bit 🙃

The only jobs I’ve ever had thus far consists of working part time for a Chinese restaurant that my parents manage, and also a few weeks of work experience from school (in a cyber security company, a primary school, and a wholesales company).

All of them have been good experiences to learn from, so I have no regrets there.

That being said, I’m still genuinely nervous for my job next week.

I’ll be working in a pub in Dublin City, for like 3 days a week, and for 9 hours each day. The manager’s name is Tommy, and he seems like a friendly enough person. Hopefully I made some good first impressions, but I’m also smacking myself for being so unprepared and ignorant in the job interview (I swear down, I literally didn’t even know how many hours I wanted to work a day, when asked by the manager🤦🏻‍♂️).


Also, is it weird for a person who doesn’t drink to be working in a bar/pub? Hopefully that doesn’t affect my work too much 😅

-But yeah, I’m just absolutely praying I don’t make any major mistakes or break anything in the first week. I’m okay with making small ones, since that’s how you’re supposed to learn, but God I hope I don’t embarrass myself too much with my lack of knowledge regarding beers and drinks🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

– I suppose I’m also afraid that I won’t be able to lern things fast enough, and that I slow the other staff down. That’s a huge insecurity of mine anyway, holding others back. I’ll try pay extra attention to whatever’s being taught to me.

🤩Things I’m Looking Forward To🤩

-Can’t wait to expand my knowledge of drinks and beers, and getting to actually make drinks myself. It’s also really cool to hear when someone is working in a bar/pub, it always makes me think of a badass bartender serving cocktails left and right (though that probably won’t be the case next week 😬).

-Also hoping that the other staff will be nice enough. Work friendships sound nice, and I’ve yet to actually make some solid ones💯


🧠Takeaways From This Post🧠

-Know what you want your work hours to be before you get into the interview 🙃

-Get straight to the point when asked a question by the interviewer, and probably also try and maintain solid eye contact with them throughout (they did comment how communicative I seemed to be during the interview).

-Make nice comments about the workplace that you noticed (e.g. the colours look nice, the place seems cosy/comfortable enough)

And cool, that’ll probably do it for this blog post. Sorry if this seemed short again, but I’ve really just been knackered recently (knackered is like Irish slang for tired).

Cool, hopefully I’ll see you in another post, stay safe 👋🏼

10 thoughts on “Got Over the First Job Interview

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  1. The work life is overblown. Yes, we spend a lot of time there, but it impacts us less than you’d think. Most of our co-workers are people we’d rather not be around, and the deficiency in personality can be shocking sometimes. It all depends on what kind of office you’re working in. One with greedy, intelligent men is going to be more interesting than a retail outlet full of chicks. That much is clear.

    — Catxman

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  2. Best of luck! I love that you are putting yourself out there and are so open to growth. Reading a bartender’s guide will introduce you to many, many drinks, as well as make your mouth water at some of the mixes! 🙂

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