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moriath

Currently out of work, fandom- and wedding-obsessed 23 year old woman. Expect to see lots of posts about wedding, job-hunting, moving across the country (MI to NY) and fandom!

The interview finally happened!

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After being postponed twice last week, I finally got to have my interview today!

It was totally awesome. So awesome, in fact, that I'm half afraid I'm not going to get the job out of some sense of being "overqualified." :-( I'm not overqualified on paper - not at all - but within five or ten minutes of speaking with the editors, one of them said that since I knew so much about YA lit and with my blogging/Twitter/Facebook knowledge and my energetic personality she thought I might be a better fit over in publicity and she was afraid I'd be bored in editorial!

That totally threw me for a loop. First of all, I really don't think "energetic" is one of the adjectives that would generally be applied to me - I just know how to carry myself in an interview (thank you, forensics). And my intertubes knowledge really isn't all that impressive compared to other twenty-somethings, so I really don't think that would go a long way in getting me a job in publicity since I don't have any sort of PR/marketing/publicity experience. Now, if they want to hook me up with a job over in publicity, I wouldn't say no, but I'd really hate to be rejected for this position with just the nebulous suggestion that I should be focusing on publicity rather than editorial.

So I probably stumbled in the middle there as I suddenly had to change modes - not only was I trying to sell them on hiring me for the position, I now had to sell them on the idea that I really *am* interested in editorial work!

They sent me home with some homework - write some marketing copy based on a picture book manuscript. I gotta tell you, picture books lose a lot without their pictures, and it's really hard to write a summary when you're essentially missing half of the information of the final book. But I like challenges! Hopefully that made it through to the editors - I'm supposed to hear back sometime next week. ~crosses fingers~
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