You learn from your mistakes. And I hope to do that.
Last week, our school held a brief interview for those aspiring to become the key position holders on the school’s leadership team. Leadership and administering are some of the qualities that I possess and I hoped to mention them in my interview. By the way, I was a candidate for that interview. Worthy or not? I don’t know.
They say that once you’re on that platform, all you see are stars and wide judgemental faces looking upon you. That’s exactly what I saw. I am a confident young woman and never have I faced stage fright or anything of that sort. I love public speaking and my dream, at least at this present age, was to become a leader. I consider myself very approachable and friendly and by being a leader, I thought, that I could use this for a better purpose.
That room was rectangular and had five leaders staring back at me, including the other candidates too. Maybe it’s the intimidating air that I breathed that made me lose my confidence. Or maybe I was just not the person for it.
Being smart is what they see in leaders. I was not smart with my answers. I was rather air headed. When you’re asked if your skills, you do not talk about how you can dance and become a good leader! You do not talk about bringing happiness to other people’s faces. That’s exactly what I did and as a result I didn’t get that post.
This was my first interview and I hope that I learned something from it. It’s been a week and this thought, this regret has been lingering ever since. Only if I were a little more confident. Only if I were to not care about the way others judged me.
But it was an experience and I would love to discover more of these.