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Vox Audita Perrit, Literra Scripta Manet....
The heard word is lost, the written letter remains...
Perii! Occidi!!
I can't believe I haven't updated this in a week and a day. That must be a record for when I'm not away on holidays.

Fact is, there's been nothing worthy to report here. Really, you don't want to hear about my progress in translating Plautus' Bacchides for Latin. Though, we are starting Amphitruo next week, and after that...Cicero! Ahh, I've been waiting for ages to do one of his prosecution speeches.

My job interview last week yielded nothing, though I did have fun marching around Garden City in a suit like I was a yuppie, and solving a murder mystery is always fun. I think I may have been a little nervous for the one-on-one...dad thinks I probably need to build up my confidence a bit more in situations like that. But I digress.

Today, I have three hours of Latin. My lecture and my tutorial. I also want to think about making an appointment with the head of the School of Classics about considering the possibility of postgraduate honours. I was thinking either ancient history or Latin. Though they're both fairly scant fields. I could see myself teaching Latin and enjoying it.

Something to consider for the future, anyway.

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jazzgoddess From: jazzgoddess Date: August 11th, 2004 04:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Didn't you get a position??????????????????????????? ARRRRRRGHHH!!!! Do you have any retail experience???? What happened? You walked around Garden City????? Wow. I wonder if they'll make us walk around Brookside.
normandie_m From: normandie_m Date: August 11th, 2004 04:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
(Very quickly, since I have a bus to catch in a few minutes...)

I have a little bit of retail experience (newsagencies and a gift shop I volunteered at)...probably not enough for them (honestly, what's the point of asking for people with experience? You apply for the job so you can get experience. >_<). They just asked for my resume and what my availability was too. I got an SMS that afternoon after the interview saying that I wasn't going onto the next round of interviews.

The main reasoning for wandering around Garden City was that I was early for the interview. ^^; I could either be an hour early or fifteen minutes early, in a place I've never been to before. Better safe than sorry. :)
jazzgoddess From: jazzgoddess Date: August 11th, 2004 04:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah. I was wondering about that! :)

*sigh* thanks.

thecoweyed From: thecoweyed Date: August 12th, 2004 08:45 am (UTC) (Link)

Oof. I remember doing Cicero's Pro Milone (my parents both thought it was a kind of cheese) in high school. What a windbag! Still, if you dig all the glory that Latin grammar can have, nowhere is its glory more glorious, thinks I. And, by all means... going to grad school in Classics isn't necessarily the dead-end that it seems! (I hope-- this is what I'll be trying, at least.)

From: sekhet_hetepet Date: August 12th, 2004 04:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

Friendly advice. ; )

Well coming from someone who has been in the work place for a long time and plus I am a know all (heehee)...you probably do need to work on the one on one situations with a stranger asking you questions. Plus as I've said before, your people skills (in person) don't really shout "Hire me! I love working with people and serving them too."

A technique I would use was if I ever saw the opportunity to shine in an interview I'd take it so I wouldn't walk out of there thinking I should have done that. Plus if I still didn't get the job after that (which did happen) I knew that I did the best I could.

Oh and don't be afraid to ask questions like "how are they going?" and stricking up conversations about questions that were brought up.

P.S. The whole yuppie thing...being one is not so great. AND I KNOW!!!!
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