Job Interview

I had a job interview today. It was for a part-time job describing images in digital texts for the visually impaired. You see, people who have to rely on screen readers to access text cannot understand images unless they are described. The people who are doing the hiring use the guidelines for describing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) images. Those guidelines can be found on the website for the National Center for Accessible Media..

Part of the interview involved writing a description for an image, so I went to the website to prepare. I read the guidelines and looked at the examples. It looked difficult! I wasn’t sure that I could do it, but decided I would go and do my best. I think I did a pretty good job describing the assigned image, and I even thought it was fun.

The interview portion went well too. For once, I had a lot of intelligent questions to ask the interviewers. I don’t know if I’ll get the job. They might find someone else who is perfect for it. That’s okay because this experience left me feeling confident and capable.

Sometimes it takes a job interview to remind you of your strengths. I feel like I can realize my dreams. I can live the life I want to live.

I took some pictures of a  flower (a weed I think), on the way back to the parking garage. I’d like to use it for one of my pendant necklaces. Like these…

Two photo pendant necklaces.

I’m not too happy with the picture, but there was an ant on the flower that I didn’t see until I had taken the shot. I think it’s an ant.

White flowering weed

 

Ant on flower.

 

 

 

 

10 comments

  • I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you. 🙂

  • Yep, that’s an ant. And the flower is Queen Anne’s lace. It has a couple other names that I can’t remember off the top of my head, but I think it’s part of the carrot family.

    Sounds like the interview went well. It’s tough to describe images well.

  • Describing things for the visually impaired seems like an interesting challenge. Three cheers for recognizing your strengths!

    As for Queen Ann’s Lace, according to Wikipedia, it’s “Daucus carota (common names include wild carrot, (UK) bird’s nest, bishop’s lace, and Queen Anne’s lace (North America))…Extra caution should be used when collecting D. carota because it bears a close resemblance to poison hemlock. In addition, the leaves of the wild carrot can cause phytophotodermatitis,[3] so caution should also be used when handling the plant….Folk-medicine holds that an infusion of the seeds will inhibit pregnancy….D. carota was introduced and naturalised in North America, where it is often known as “Queen Anne’s lace”. Both Anne, Queen of Great Britain, and her great grandmother Anne of Denmark are taken to be the Queen Anne for which the plant is named.[6] It is so called because the flower resembles lace; the red flower in the center is thought to represent a blood droplet where Queen Anne pricked herself with a needle when she was making the lace.”

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  • Sounds like fascinating work.

    Good luck to you!

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