"Choosing trust over doubt gets me burned once in a while, but I'd rather be singed than hardened." -Victoria Monfort










Tuesday, December 05, 2006

When In Doubt, Sell Yourself...

Well, I just got through with my interview. It lasted for an hour and 45 minutes. Good? I think it went pretty well. I feel good about it. I met with two women in the department I would work in, both were really nice, and seemed easy-going like myself. They asked me really hard questions that I felt stupid answering. Like...what is your mission statement. Huh? My what? Like, in Jerry Maguire??? Needless to say I fumbled through that one, like a dumbass.

After that portion, the supervisor had me sit at her desk and do a bunch of things to an excel document, and email them to her. She came back and checked what I did and I did one thing wrong, and she showed me how to do it, I said I had never done that before, but it was a neat function. (duh) After that though, she had me meet with her boss. He wasn't expecting me, and told me he knew nothing about me, but the fact that I was sitting in his office meant that I at least knew excel, and they liked me.

He said he liked to get to know people by talking, so we talked a lot. He looked, and acted just like the guy from Scream, Matthew Liliard. Seriously. He was really easy to talk to, and I was at ease, and acted myself. He said I seemed like a really sweet girl, and wanted to know if I could hold my own when dealing with difficult people, so I relayed many difficult situations to him, and we laughed.

After I met with him, I met with the supervisor again, and she showed me some merge documents they do, and I said I was very familiar with merging, I did it with letters and labels all the time.

The job will be working for three vice presidents, there are 12 each three each have a secretary. I know I could do the job, so I hope I get it. It's a huge company, 2,000 people just in the building I would work in. I think my last job had um, like...45. It also only took me about 20 minutes to get there, so it's the closest job I've applied for. I have some other applications out still.

Next week is my birthday. Let's hope I get a JOB for my birthday, shall we? Cus then, I get get my damn hair done!

13 comments:

Charlie Mc said...

i hope you get it! I will keep my fingers crossed for you! :)

sazza said...

So glad it went well! No doubt you will hear from them within the next couple of days!

EC said...

It sounds very promising! They never would have kept you there so long if they weren't at least a little interested...

Crossing my fingers, toes, and legs for ya!!

Janet said...

Job interviews are so nerve-wracking, but it sounds like it went well. It would be nice to start a new year off with a new job. As for mission statements and such those questions are ridiculous. Nobody talks like that in real life.:)

Momma said...

I prayed for you and asked God to please be with you and do what was best for you, for you to know what to say to them. I did what I could, I can't help it you stumbled over your mission statement. Maybe he was talking about the position?? You know, trying to get to know you better, (wink wink).

Suzi said...

I think if you'd answered with a prepared mission statement, they'd have shown you the door. I mean, who would hire somebody who walked around spouting a mission statement! Fumbling was positive, in that case. Good for you!

I hope you get it! Sounds like a cool place to work.

R said...

I hope you get a job for your birthday....you got to hang with Bret for your birthday...um, hottie! Great pics, I'm jealous!

Jess said...

Best of luck! I have my fingers crossed for you. :)

Bianca said...

Good thoughts sent your way! I hope you get it!!

supplymadam said...

Hope this is your best birthday yet!
Happy Birthday and hope you get what you want,like that job.

Anonymous said...

sounds good on all counts... most important you liked it there too!

hothousemomma

Just Expressing Myself said...

I am so hoping you'll have a job for your bday. Mine is Tuesday - I can't wait to be officially 45.
Sending good vibes your way.
Take care,
Frances

Mon said...

Thank you everyone! I know all the good thoughts helped me!!!!!! YAY! A Job!