Friday, April 24, 2009

Ain't life funny

So the job interview yesterday went well...I think. It's always so dang hard to tell. Sigh.

There were two people interviewing me at once, so that added a little bit of challenge, trying to make eye contact with both of them equally. My biggest challenge in this whole job search is making sure I talk myself up enough. I always feel so self-conscious saying how great I am, but I know that's the only way I'm going to get anywhere. I had to rate myself on a bunch of characteristics (time management, volunteer management, creativity, productivity, etc). That is like the worst thing you could do to me in an interview. I'm good at all that stuff but I feel like I can't give myself 10's on everything. But on the flip side, if I didn't rock the skill set you need, then I wouldn't be sitting here interviewing with you, would I?

I need to just STEP AWAY from obsessively replaying that hour in my head and trust that God has a plan. So I wait.

And whilst I am waiting on that, I am also waiting on a new possibility! I got a call from a recruiter while I was in my interview. Hello?! Anyone else see the irony in that? I've been unemployed for four weeks. 28 days. 672 hours. And the recruiter picks the one hour when I have a job interview to call me. Life's funny like that.

Anyway, I had a good talk with him. He is looking for a buyer for a national company based here in Indy. He had 168 applications for the position - insane, right? But guess who is his first submission for the job? Did you guess moi? Ding, ding, ding! You got it. He said some very complimentary things about my cover letter, so even if nothing else comes of it, at least I got a little boost to my confidence. He forwarded my deets to the hiring manager and now I just wait to see if they call for an interview.

Wait. Cross fingers. Wait. Check email. Wait. Say a prayer. Wait. Obsess over interview. Wait. Check voicemail. Wait. Wait. Wait. Wait. Blech.

8 comments:

Jennifer said...

That's great! Fingers crossed!

Kristen said...

Good luck!!

Cole said...

Good luck!! I'm hope one of these jobs is the right fit for you!

Nessa said...

Aww, may the Lord Bless you in all of this!!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I'm sure your interview went great! Life is funny....you can go months without anything and the moment you find a job everyone and their brother will be calling you!

Miss Adventure said...

Well it sounds like no matter what you'll be getting a job soon! Can't wait to hear for sure!

Octamom said...

Praying that God our Provider takes you to exactly the right place. Love your attitude and heart as you wait on His timing~

Blessings!

AndreaLeigh said...

GOOD LUCK! Keep us posted.

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