Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Job Interview

The last 24 hours have been a whirl wind of activities in the M household. Last night, a sorority sister contacted me about a possible PR position in my area and asked for my resume. Less than three hours later, I had an e-mail from her boss asking to schedule a phone interview before 1 pm today. As soon as I woke up this morning, I sent an e-mail and told her my schedule was free. At 11:25, I received an e-mail to be ready for an interview at 11:30. Luckily, I was in the car so I found a spot in a church parking lot, said a prayer and took the call. Overall it went well but I was not ready for the following - what their agency actually does. Planned on researching that but ran out of time. Lame excuse…I know but it’s the truth. The other question was “what do you think you should make?” salary question. Totally NOT prepared for that one at all…so there was a long pause on my end about that one and I came up with a number that’s $20K more than what I make now. If I’m going to reach for the moon, why not go all the way right?

So besides a few awkward moments (that I’m kicking myself over), I did send the interviewer a thank you e-mail right after the call and plan to put a written thank you note in the mail this afternoon. For those who pooh-pooh the idea of a hand written thank you note beware – the last three positions at my husband’s office that were hired wrote hand written notes. It made them stand out above everyone else as someone who is really interested in the job.

We’ll see where this goes but I found today’s thought on the Upper Room Website very on point - God is supposed to be our trip planner, not our baggage handler.


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  2. I hope it works out, sounds like it all happened very fast but you handled it well. good luck!