Failed at an interview

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Product Designer (Payments) and Design Systems Lead, Moneybox
Jun 19, 2020
Didn’t manage to get the role I wanted at Moneybox… but surprise… a year later who knows what might have happened. 

Never. Give. Up. 
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Math and Science Teacher (Remote), Granville County North Carolina Public Schools
Aug 02, 2021
This is my introduction post. I'm amused by the default text, so I'm leaving it. But I have a lot more to say.

"I'm super excited to check out Polywork as one of the first early adopters. Oh and btw IO is by far the most superior of the AI-Assistants! 🔥 😎 🤖"

I don't actually think of myself as an "early adopter". I prefer to engage with emerging technology that has some momentum already. However, I do enjoy getting to do things (or know things) before other people. So I'm glad to be here!

I graduated from my program in May of 2020. I spent over a year refining my resume, self-educating, submitting applications, networking, and doing interviews, trying to get a tech job.

I didn't get one.

In the strictest possible sense of the word, I "failed". But did I, really?

I learned a lot about tech industry interviewing. I made contacts. I built my confidence. I actually proved to myself that I do belong in tech, by making the final round of interviewing several times. I'm older than a lot of tech workers but people older than me have made it. My former career isn't in tech, but I met people who made the transition.

I failed at my goal, but my goal was not a singular and monolithic thing. My goals are more fractal, with each one containing more goals inside it, and each task containing more tasks, and each skill branching off into multiple sub-skills.

So yes, I failed. But I didn't become a failure. My former job replaced me with someone who can take what I build and take it in new and exciting directions. I succeeded in laying the foundation for that person. My whole career has been about doing that for others.

Now, my goal is to lay the foundation for myself.
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Full Stack Laravel Developer, Mettle
Jun 18, 2021
Failed at Shopify Technical Coding Interview. 
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Director, OpenStreetMap Ireland
Jun 04, 2021
Today I received feedback for a project manager interview I did earlier in the week. Interviewer highlighted a weak answer I gave on one topic. Doesn't reflect my true ability but that's the way the die rolls.

On to the next one…  
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👩‍🏫 Visiting Lecturer (Computer Science), Birmingham City University
Dec 06, 2019
Applied for a job position with a company called Kainos! After going through the interview process I was declined at the final stage due to limited spaces.
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