Monday, January 17, 2011

My First Interview

Today was my first Japanese interview for a part-time job. I was so nervous, I had trouble sleeping last night. After much deliberation and critical thinking, this is what I came up with for my outfit:
Layered dress: Gilfy
Inner tanktop: Uniqlo
Tights: WC
I was also wearing my Disney Couture locket necklace and Micky Mouse scarf, but I had taken them off by the time I took that picture.

Speaking of which, I was kind of dreading going out in this cold weather in tights. I see Japanese girls wearing them all winter, and yet I just couldn't understand how they do it. Since I wore a dress today though, I figured I had no choice but to wear tights as well and decided I would give the new tights I got over Christmas a shot. Boy was I surprised! I think these tights are warmer than my skinny jeans. I really need to get myself more Japanese tights.

Right before the actual interview itself, I started to freak out a bit. Luckily I managed to get myself to Shinjuku and up to the second floor for the interview. I was there about 5-10 minutes early, though I'm not sure if that's actually considered a bad thing or not here in Japan.

I'm drained now that it's all over and done with, but I don't think the interview went too badly. We ended up going to the roof of the building, which I was pretty surprised about. My interviewer seemed to be pretty cold though I wasn't too badly off. However, I guess that meant I didn't need to put so much thought into my clothing since we went outside and I ended up being zipped up in a coat the whole time!

When my interviewer read over my resume he was impressed with my kanji, but probably because he wouldn't have expected it of me. He mostly asked me things like my past work experience, transportation to Shinjuku, school, and interests. He also asked me what kind of magazines I read and where I shop at, along with what I want to become in the future, which I answered translator. Come to find out though, you're only allowed to wear heels at their store! No flat shoes.

All in all, I managed to understand everything and answer everything. I hope I portrayed enough genki-ness which would be required of the job. My interviewer said there's five other candidates applying (I noticed they had taken down their help wanted sign), so I'll find out whether I'm hired or not by Monday or Tuesday of next week.

After my second class, when I came home I discovered that Mister Donut had a booth opened in the station. I wouldn't have cared, but I just couldn't pass up on buying cheap donuts that came in such a cute Rilakkuma box!!
And I guess I earned some donuts after I went through that, right?

Now all I can do is wait until next week.


  1. Best of luck with yout interview!
    and mmmm, I want such donuts too!

  2. @Samispoon: Thank you!
    Unfortunately, I think only the first two on the left were good. The others were kind of bland.

  3. Rawr. Black is beautiful. You look sexy. Can I do you?
    (Good luck btw lol)