All posts filed under: Interviews

Into the Heart & Mind of a Comedian

Originally posted on MiddleMe:
As I laughed at another one of Jerry Mabbott‘s brilliant posts, I truly admire the talented man for bringing laughter into our cynical world. Today, I am fortunate enough to have Jerry agreeing to an interview with MiddleMe. Before I burst into another round of teary laughter, I better put on my serious face and erhmm, start questioning. Hi Jerry, so great to have you here today! Share with us who is Jerry Mabbott. Hi, Kally. Thank you for having me! I think first and foremost I have a very deep love for God. I always have. I’ve been married to a wonderful woman named Heather for 18 years. She’s a comedian as well. Go figure. I have three wonderful children and seven precious grandchildren. I’ve always been funny, so I think those people in my life help define me. Plus I love Popeyes Chicken. You mentioned that you are a comedian, out of curiosity, how did you become one? Great question. It was purely accidental. I had never even gone…

Nail Your Next Phone Interview in 4 Easy Steps!

? Phone interviews are hard. These tips can help. 🙂 Dress to Impress I know what you’re thinking. “T.A. this is a phone interview. Who cares what I’m wearing?” They might not be able to see you, but you can see you. The way you feel about yourself has an affect on the way you and come across over the phone. If you’re lounging around in sweats and a hoodie, that will come across in your interview. You don’t have to wear a suit or anything. Just put in a little effort into your appearance before you interview. It’s the same concept of dressing up for a test or a class. You look successful, you feel successful, you are successful. Learn Everything About Your New Potential Employer Literally, stalk them. Learn everything you can about them. What awards did this company win recently? What is their motto or mission statement? What do they do primarily? What is their largest source of revenue? Are they involved in charity work? If you know these things well, it…

Interviewsday: Employment Edition

Originally posted on How Do I Grown Up:
In light of recently being fired, I sat down with one of my favorite coworkers ever, Francis, who, as I mentioned quit without notice after I was asked to leave.* Francis is not only one of the most talented human beings I’ve ever met, but also such a deeply kind individual. It is impossible to meet her and not instantly fall in love with her. So, I interviewed her about the ins and outs of bad jobs, when to get out, and what a good job should look like. Here we go! (And don’t forget to check Francis’ awesome movie blog out here) How Do I Grown Up: I suppose we could say it’s been a whirlwind week for both of us. You had  a lovely vacation with a wonderful boyfriend, only to come back to total chaos. How’re you feeling about everything? Francis: I am honestly feeling much better today than Thursday morning when I got your text saying that you had just been fired. As you mentioned I had…