Job Stuff

Sep. 10th, 2010 05:11 pm
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Today I had an interview for a job I didn't apply for. Fun huh? :)

Wednesday I got a call from someone at a staffing agency. She had seen my resume online and wanted to talk to me about a specific position they were contracting out. We spoke for a bit and made plans for me to come in Thursday. In the meantime I did some web searching on the company just to make sure she was legit, and found her company, and some reviews of same. Good, the place is real.

Thursday morning she calls and tells me that there's a Word and Excel test they would like me to take (Standard Procedure for clerical workers). However, this process has improved and I can take the test at home! I agree, and let her know I'll get it done before I head to her office (about a 45 minute drive away). A few minutes later she called back and said that she spoke to her contact at the client company and they want to do a preliminary phone interview- and if that goes well they would set up a time for an in person interview. Okay fine. Half an hour later the person at the client company calls, we talk for a bit and he says they want to schedule an appointment, but he has to find out when his office manager is free. He asked me how the staffing company was treating me, and I explained that we'd only had a short relationship, but so far so good! I call the staffing agency and she tells me that because of the interview the next day- I don't have to go to their offices. *shrugs* Okay. Good thing too because given all the delays and what not I didn't have time to get ready and get to her office by the original time we agreed on.

Yesterday was spent making sure I had all my stuff ready (copies of my resume, a print out of all my prior employers addresses/contact names/phone numbers, as well as my reference info), getting my Interview Clothes prepped, and general fretting/stressing. The staffing agency actually sent me a pre-interview document that had interview prep information (what to wear, not to wear, show up on time, etc.) as well as sample questions that may be asked, and sample questions I should ask. Generally stuff I already knew, but at the same time it was kind of good to read through to further prepare myself.

I went to the interview- and really like the sounds of the job, and the employer is one that I would like to work for. She says she has to talk to HR but I should hear something next weekish because they want to fill the slot soon. (it's a contract/temp to hire situation).

We're all good right? Then, to add to the sort of weirdness of how this is all happening- I check my e-mail and see that one of the job sites I'm on has sent it's daily list of possibilities. On it is the job that I'm up for. So I click the link (noting that it was put up yesterday) and see that it's expired... Not sure what to think about that. Could be good- yeah?

Still- job possibility! Keep good thoughts for me, aye? I've been out of work since the beginning of June and this would be really good for hubby and me!

Date: 2010-09-10 09:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theliel.livejournal.com
good vibes

Date: 2010-09-10 09:30 pm (UTC)

Date: 2010-09-10 09:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mr-spock.livejournal.com
good, good, good - good vibrations!

(doing my best impersonation of the BEACH BOYS here).

Date: 2010-09-10 09:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jadecat.livejournal.com
Thanks!

(Yay Beach Boys!)

Date: 2010-09-10 09:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nonabloch.livejournal.com
Yay!! I hope this works out for you.

Date: 2010-09-13 08:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jadecat.livejournal.com
Thanks! :)

Date: 2010-09-10 10:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alfabet126.livejournal.com
I sure hope it works out and the job is fabulous!

Date: 2010-09-13 08:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jadecat.livejournal.com
Thank you!! :)

Date: 2010-09-10 10:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mremmers.livejournal.com
I'll be crossing all fingers and toes, for the employer. They will be ever so lucky to get you. ;-)

Date: 2010-09-13 08:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jadecat.livejournal.com
Aww, thank you. :)

Date: 2010-09-10 11:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] esmerel.livejournal.com
fingers crossed!

Date: 2010-09-14 08:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jadecat.livejournal.com
Thank you!! :)

Date: 2010-09-11 12:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ziyda.livejournal.com
Okay ... good thoughts!

Date: 2010-09-14 08:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jadecat.livejournal.com
Thank you! :)

Date: 2010-09-11 12:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frawg-angel.livejournal.com
Lots of luck and good karma!

I'm currently trying to get into a company I want to work for. It's new and frustrating because I have a job that isn't in danger, but it's not what I want and I would like to go somewhere I am passionate about what they do. Novel concept, eh? I've applied, gotten certifications they like, and know someone who works there who passed on my info. They're a very desired company to work for that has a very high reputation for treating the workers very well and low turnover.

Date: 2010-09-12 12:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] losgunna.livejournal.com
Holy crap, you're alive!! :D

*HUG*

Date: 2010-09-14 08:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jadecat.livejournal.com
Thank you!!

And good luck to you as well. :) It would be nice to have a job that wasn't just 'Hey, I can do this' and is instead 'Hey, I want to do this!' :)

Date: 2010-09-14 10:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frawg-angel.livejournal.com
Yes! Exactly that... You have a job because you have a job and needed a job to pay bills. The notion of actually having ajob you are passionate about is foreign but... wow... wouldn't that be nice?

Date: 2010-09-14 10:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jadecat.livejournal.com
I wouldn't call it a foreign notion- just not one I think will ever happen for me. Unless publishers love my books and all... ;)

Date: 2010-09-11 01:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 1-rhiannon-1.livejournal.com
Good luck vibes headed your way!!

Date: 2010-09-14 09:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jadecat.livejournal.com
Thank you!! :)

Date: 2010-09-11 07:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] miintikwa.livejournal.com
Eee! Good luck! :D

Date: 2010-09-14 09:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jadecat.livejournal.com
Thanks. :)

Date: 2010-09-11 09:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] saltatoria.livejournal.com
That's really exciting. :) I hope you get it.

Date: 2010-09-14 09:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jadecat.livejournal.com
Thank you!! :)

Date: 2010-09-12 12:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] losgunna.livejournal.com
WOO HOO!!!! *smooch* Good lucK!

Date: 2010-09-14 09:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jadecat.livejournal.com
Thank you!! :) Having a job about now would be a Very Good Thing(TM). :)

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