Tales from a (former) Job Hunter

Well, you can guess by the title of today’s post that I have good news!  I was offered a job!!!  I start today, and I must say I am a little nervous.  The funny thing is that this was one of the 2 interviews I had in the same day, and I thought I BOMBED this one.  I knew that I nailed the other interview, but surprise of all surprises, I wasn’t offered the other position, and I received this job offer.  #gofigure

I do want to thank my family and friends that stayed praying for me, keeping my spirits up, and having my back.  It was truly appreciated.  Because I’m tired of anything that remotely looks like a job hunt, I am removing my resume from various employment sites and unsubscribing from various sites that send automatic e-mails for positions that “match your resume”.  I need a break. 

To those of you that are job hunting, stay faithful, and know that the job for you is out there.  Stay dedicated to your search.  Never give up.  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!

Tales from a Job Hunter 5

Exactly how I feel...

Anticipation.  It’s felt by a kid who goes to sleep on Christmas Eve waiting for the next morning to see what Santa’s brought.  It’s felt by the guy who has worked up the courage to propose to the love of his life in front of their family and friends and is anxious to hear one word…”Yes”.  It’s felt by the college senior who’s waiting on the acceptance letter from her first choice for higher education.  It’s also felt by the woman who has gone on two interviews and is waiting to find out if one, or even both, companies want to hire her.

I have been patiently waiting for 8 days to find out where I stand with the two companies I interviewed with last week.  While I feel really good about both interviews, one moreso than the other, it’s a PAIN waiting to hear back.  And I have to be honest, the longer the wait the more I feel like when I do hear back it won’t be good news.  It’s my personality to stay positive and keep a bright outlook, but it’s hard. 

There’s also anticipation regarding the other jobs for which I’ve applied in the past week.  That’s a killer as well.  Once again, I thank my family and friends who check on me, especially Southern Mom and “Southern Cousin”, who lives at the “Bottom” (my nickname for South Florida) and told me yesterday that she worries about those she can’t see…very reminiscent of Southern Mom, who has told me on more than one occasion and in hundreds of different ways that she wants me home; mind you half of the times were before I became unemployed.  🙂 

In any event, I will live in anticipation until someone calls me with a job offer.  And it WILL happen.  I have faith, and I’m a believer.  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city.