I have to interrupt my poorly organized effort of blogging about my vacation (from which I have been back for almost a month already!) to announce:
I GOT A NEW JOB!!!!
I work through a temp agency. I’ve actually been through three agencies in the last year (long story). Anyway, they sent me on a job interview on Thursday. Wednesday night I drove to the place so I could find it and not be freaked out on Thursday morning, looking for the place. I got there early on Thursday and sat in the car, talking on the phone and staring in the windows, just watching to see if there was anything to see that would tell me about this job. Before my interview I thought, “I got this.” I figured it would be me and some lady that was going to interview me and I would not be nervous. No need to be nervous, what would be the reason for that!?
Finally about ten minutes early, I went in, filled out an application and waited. Then a lady came to greet me and brought me into a conference room and two other women came in and sat down also. I freaked out. They introduced themselves and I forgot their names immediately and they told me the interview would be short and that they would know by Monday what their decision was and they said they had one more interview after mine.
They started by asking me what kind of business is my current job. I froze. It took me a few seconds to even process the question then I started stammering and finally got out some sort of answer.
As the questions went on, I did a lot better (I’d like to think!). They asked me the usual, where do you see yourself in three years and what is my learning style. my biggest frustrations and my biggest accomplishments at my current job. I think when they asked about my greatest weakness I said that I get so nervous and stammer and I get visibly shaken but that it all gets better for me eventually. I have no idea why I said that but apparently it worked.
I left the interview not knowing even how it went. I was thinking it was a little rough but it was over and either they loved me or hated me. I was so confused and all I could think about was the fact that they asked me that first question and I almost couldn’t answer it. I could not believe I got so nervous! I keep reliving it in my head STILL.
Thirteen minutes after I left the interview, I got a call from my temp agency. I was thinking they were calling to see how it went since I didn’t call them and tell them yet. Then too, I thought it was a little early for them to be calling… What if I was still in that interview and my phone started ringing and that blew it for me!? I was pretty nervous about it all (and really hoping I wasn’t about to hear bad news) so I finished my phone call then called my agency back. The lady I spoke with said they LOVED me and they cancelled their other interviews before I even accepted saying that if I didn’t accept, they wouldn’t be in the right mind to interview anyone else. How AWESOME is that!? She also said that they want me as soon as possible and they will wait for me if they have to but they would love it if I could start right away. I figured Monday would work. I went in, talked to my boss and everything worked out pretty perfectly. He was happy it all worked out for me and I was happy to be starting a new job so quickly after the search started!
So I start tomorrow and I have the highest hopes for this job. I’m so excited and I really hope it all works out well. I’m hoping that I can stay there forever and be happy! A girl can dream, right!? I’m beyond stoked at the prospects!