You wake up and throw open your curtains. What a beautiful morning it is. Open you’re window, smell that air. Go on! What could possibly stand between you and success now? I know. Rejection. Today you will be rejected. Tomorrow you will be rejected. How do I know this? Because the law of averages says so. Currently there are 120 applicants for every job in the UK. What does that say? Work it out.
Today I woke up, smelled the fresh air, gleamed at the bright blue sky, and hopped, skipped and jumped onto a train to London for my first big city interview. As I neared the city that bright blue sky quickly turned to a not so wonderful shade of grey and I found myself a 15 minute walk away from the headquarters of British Airways Pensions, in the pouring rain, and without an umbrella piece.
Lesson 1: Preparation. Interviews are 20% delivery, and 80% preparation.
This time I lucked out; I managed to grab an umbrella off a vendor outside the station for the bargain bin price of £20.