So if you are on the Fan Page, then you already know. But if you aren’t over there, then here it is. I have a new job. I have spent about 2 years looking for a job. The first year it was casual and I looked every once in awhile. But then October of last year I got serious and really put myself out there every single day. I averaged 5 application and resume submissions a day. I have been to dozens of interviews. And I have thousands of rejection letters. My ego took a serious beating and I really got into a serious bout of depression over the issue of not finding a job. It didn’t even help to hear that I was fully capable of getting a well paid job but I had to compete with 100 other people for the same position. I did everything I could to perfect my resume, to rock an interview, and to follow up appropriately.
On Friday the 26th I was supposed to hear if I made it to 2nd round interviews for a position with a CPA’s office that I really wanted. I had people putting out good ju-ju for me. I cast a spell. I followed up, gave them an updated and crisp looking resume, and I kept myself positive that I would get the 2nd interview. But I didn’t. I was given a rejection letter that they had filled the position (so much for 2nd round interviews!). I pretty much cried and figured I would never be able to fix my situation. I still had yet another interview, a phone interview, just two hours away and was feeling like crap about it. But I did the interview anyway and was very surprised that they offered me the job on the phone. I literally asked the guy if he was kidding and he laughed a bit and said he was serious. Just seconds before I was bracing myself to hear the inevitable only to get the final YES I had been looking for. Never mind that it’s a lower paying job than what I wanted (I still get benefits!). Never mind that I won’t have the ideal hours and work week that I want. I have a new job and this is what will help me move forward in my life. So my first day is Mon November 5th at Guthy-Renker. I finish my current position, that I will work in the evening next week, on the 9th.
Sometimes we are given what we need, not necessarily what we want.