So, first let’s get the whole “oh my gosh Google Reader is leaving” out-of-the-way. Like many bloggers I’ve gone ahead and signed up with BlogLovin. You can find my profile HERE.
OK then – so the other thing that has been going on, which I’ve noted on my the blog’s Facebook Page is that Alex and I have both been going through job loss issues. Hello economy! Anyway, there is this company which I’ve wanted to work for, for quite a while, and that I’ve interviewed with twice in the past. Both instances in the past I’ve been in the “final two” but not been selected because they choose the internal candidate.
Which I think is AWESOME! Why? Well because that means they promote from within, and really who wouldn’t want to work for a company that constant strives to allow their employees to better themselves and their careers? See…awesome.
Anyway, so recently I was contacted by said company because a job I had applied for was, you guessed it - filled internally, BUT they had this other opportunity and was I interested in applying? So of course I answered yes and did a phone interview, etc. I was then called in for an “in person” interview this past Monday.
Y’all I prepped so hard for this interview its amusing. I made a custom designed resume in Photoshop to showcase my design skills based on what they are looking for using THEIR colors. I made a sales presentation using a previous employer of mine as the “customer” so I could show that I know how to 1. design a sales presentation 2. know a lot about the firm I am applying for and 3. can possibly bring a new client to them! Oh and on top of that I brought in samples of past Public Relations work I’ve done in the past. Y’all I busted CHOPS on this dang interview.
So now, I’m waiting and waiting to hear back. I did the whole proper follow-up email thing the day after the interview and got a response from the hiring manager (who was super sweet and liked that I have a southern accent and say y’all) saying the usual stuff but also reminding me to “stay tuned…” so of course that’s what I’m doing. But I’m going insane waiting.
I’ve clipped five magazines. Changed up the blog theme. Started three SMASH journals (more on that later). Gone “stress relief” shooting at the gun range. I’m about down to pulling out my hair. I am going to feel really dumb if I don’t get this job after all this hard work, plus I’m not sure what I’m going to do employment wise.
I’ve tried to be smart by continuing to search and of course setting up additional interviews for next week as I’ve had them requested, but I really want this job. So I really hope I get a phone call tomorrow or I might just end up in a loony bin.
How have y’all been?