The Electric Jolt

So I went in not too long ago for an interview for a Sales Associate position.

Today I got the call to let me know that I’m being hired as the Assistant Manager. 

The pay isn’t fantastic, but it’s a great start and something that will help build up that resume! The other awesome part is that the manager is fully aware that I’m trying to get back to school and she explained on the phone that she is happy to work around it. The BONUS, the job is right next door to the college and 10 minutes away from where I live. So no commute, a workable manager and willing to help me juggle  school.

So I’m a happy little clam right now.

Adding some new goals and finally rejoicing that I don’t have to fill out any more pre-employment tests.

  • Finish training at work
  • Get first paycheck
  • Remember all co-worker’s names
  • Work for a full month with ZERO issues

Love ya guys!

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The Interviews

I have been getting much better at my interviews. I’m less nervous and I don’t stutter or say weird things as much as I used to. 

I had two interviews today, one of which was at a job fair.

The first interview was alright, nothing different than the usual interviews.

The second interview was terrifying. Group interview? Yeah. Those are a killer. It was almost a cat fight between a few girls at a few points. I just answered my questions, remained friendly and avoided eye contact with the other applicants because I could feel their venom dripping from them. It was only after the interview that I was told that it was for a manager position which I didn’t quite have the qualifications for, but they’re still highly considering me.

On my way out one of the other applicants gave a slap to my shoulder and told me ‘better luck next time’. So I just shook her hand and smiled.

Some people just spew hatred, just don’t let them pull you downwards. Remember that your mama taught you to always be polite.

Hope you all had a better day than I did!

However, I have an awesome night planned. More on that later!

Filling Out those 30 Job Applications

Yeah you heard me. 30.

Since yesterday afternoon I’m at 12 out of 30. That’s called persistence.

Want to know why it’s not such a bad thing to fill out applications until your knuckles are warped and ugly? Yesterday afternoon I got 3 calls from different places to set up interviews. 1 of these interviews is at a job fair to kind of test out my personality. Two of the interviews are today and the other is tomorrow.

I’d tell you that I’m going to slow down the applications, but why stop now? What if they offer a crappy pay or ask me to work on the other side of town? It’ll give me breathing room to say no.

Keep at it guys! I’ll fill you in later about my interviews. For those who are still looking for work, just keep going. Turn off those distractions and just do it.

 

Unemployed and Cranky

Alright guys, most of us have been here. We’re unemployed and feeling like everyone else is getting great jobs except for us. Our problem? We haven’t thrown enough marshmallows against the wall for anything to stick. 

I’m in a funny spot along with people who don’t have a resume with a consistent occupation.  I have experience in a heck of a lot of things, but not a lot of time behind any job in particular. I’ve been everything from an Administrative Assistant to a Dog Kennel Assistant to a Cellphone Sales Representative to a Food Server. See what I mean? I KNOW that I need to find a big girl job and stick with it, but there is a problem…

I need to build my resume AND get a job quickly. So I need to find something relevant to what I want to do for the rest of my career. 

That is…

Fashion.

Tadaa! So now what? I can apply at upper end retail places but ironically that’s the one thing I don’t have experience in. I could try to become a seamstress, but I haven’t gotten far enough in college to be decent at it.

So all I can really do is bombard the high end retail places and cross my fingers.

  • Fill out 30 applications
  • Send out resumes to 30 companies
  • Attend 3 Job Fairs
  • Have 5 Interviews
  • Get the job offer

Small goals, but I also slipped in the one about getting the job offer in there. I’ll keep posting as I make progress against these goals. Hopefully some of these challenges will become void because I’ll find a job that quickly.