3 Things I Do Before a Job Interview

Jasmine De Leon
3 min readNov 23, 2021

And why I cried after a Cold Stone interview.

Photo by Scott Graham on Unsplash

Let me start with a story. The year was 2006 and I was a senior in high-school. I had been desperately looking for my first job. I went to interview after interview but had no luck. On this particular morning, I had an interview at the local Cold Stone Creamery. It was a group interview, there was about 20 of us standing in the ice cream shop. At the beginning of the interview they let us know that this was not going to be like any other interview we’ve done before. There was going to be a skit and singing involved. I wanted to go home.

The gentleman hosting the interview went around and asked us to introduce ourselves in 3 words. There was a girl in the interview that everyone was absolutely loving and it was finally her time to make her introduction. I don’t remember exactly what she said but I do remember that one of the words she used to describe herself was “bubbly”. At that point I said heck no i’m done and walked out.

I promptly called my mom and cried about how I was never going to find a job. I told her about all these interviews I had been to and how I would never be bubbly and therefore would be unemployable for life. My mom being the rational human that she is told me “this is all practice for future interviews.” Yeah yeah I thought. But she was right. Shortly after I…

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Jasmine De Leon

ADHD. Mom. Coffee lover. Forever sad girl. Writing about the millions of things filling my brain.