Missed Opportunity

I missed two opportunites because of my fear of interviews.


They asked to call me and I declined each time.
Now that I think of it, I believe It was my lack of communication and interaction that made me do this.


In this era of social media, everything is done and fixed via text,
And as comforting as it is, I believe it’s somewhat a cause of decline of a major life skill.


Verbal communication isn’t something that most introverts are a fan of. But when it comes to interviews (where you know you’ll be judged on the basis of each answers) even extroveets like me, get nervous.

I was an absolute wreck and sometimes I regret not gathering the courage to revert or call them myself.
But I also realise that I’m still learning. Still growing.
Each day, I’m getting better in what I do.


I do wish, I didn’t let the two great opportunities slide right through my fingers. But I also know that there are many more to come.


And yesterday when I recieved a call for another project, I wouldn’t say that it my best performance (in the interview) but I would like to mention that even though I was hesitant and nervous, I made it.


I got over my fear and just replied freely with instinctive thinking (disclaimer: doesn’t work for everyone)


The first few minutes were painfully slow, then around the middle of the conversation, I made a mistake, but ultimately, in the end, I made it through with a few remarkable answers ( I don’t know about the interviewer, but I am satisfied with what I said).
So, a few bad experiences might shake you sometimes – like a bad interview made me not take up two opportunites- but I see all of this is the opportunity cost of being a better person.


I’m glad I had these experiences, while still being a student. At least I won’t have to struggle once I enter the ‘real world’.

I just felt like sharing this incident, becuase I know that many people fear interviews too. Hope it helps:)

12 Comments Add yours

  1. It’s okay to fail initally, interviews are very scary at the first. Good to know you’ve already started with them.

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    1. Arushi says:

      Haha, yes I have:))))
      I’m kind of proud of myself too becuase like, facing the real world right now seems scary but atleast it’ll help me grow❤️

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  2. Amartya says:

    beautiful posts. Bring such positivity!

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    1. Arushi says:

      Thanks dear:))))))

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  3. krish says:

    Life beyond colleges is based on your ability to take rejections and how well you can imagine..
    Regards

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    1. Arushi says:

      Yess, I’ve learnt it now:))

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  4. I used to be scared of interviews too. But then I realised that they are not as scary as I make them sound in my mind. What’s the worst case scenario?….you will make fool of yourself and blow off the interview. You don’t have that job now either,so you lose nothing and chances are you’ll not meet those people in life again. But atleast you’ll get experience. So why waste our energy dwelling on that, right?
    And then, there’s possibility that interview goes really well, I get that job. So I have no much to lose but so much to gain from that interview.
    Seeing interviews from this perspective gave me more confidence and now, i’m not that scared of interviews 😅

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    1. Arushi says:

      This is soooo relatable!!!
      This is exactly what I thought!
      I don’t have to worry about making a complete fool of myself in front of a stranger right? ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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      1. Arushi says:

        ✌️❤️

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