Matthies wrote:ToTransferOrNot wrote:Pearalegal wrote:Well sure...but that's not cancelled. Yall still get to have a good amount of fun by the looks of your social calender.
Ugh, summers and their social events.
Honestly though, I dread the social events. If I'm going to get no-offered, it's going to be because of my lack of schmoozing ability/crooked teeth, not my work product.
Edit: You can ask Dresden for proof of my lack of social graces, btw. It's almost impressive.
Man, you got to work on that, belive me, even with all the networking I do, I'm faking it most of the time, and scared shitless doing it. But at the social events they are still judge you, and they talk about it as well, its not really a social event as much as it is like a two way mirror to see how you get along with other people, it is judged as much as work product, they are watching you. Just suck it up, talk to stanrgers (find a webpage on the interet to give tip) and just think of it as part of the interview process becuase it is. Its sucks, but you gotta play the game if you want the offer, espcially in this economy.
Yeah, I know I have to figure out a way around it. Unfortunately, this is one of those "life problems"--frankly, my inability to schmooze/interact with people I don't know well is one of my biggest problems in general, not just in the professional environment. There's a reason I've been single for a few years running too
That said, it at least appears that I'm not the worst one in my class, so there's hope...