- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
I had two interviews today and need to let job #2 know if I want to work tomorrow.. Here’s the situations and I would love some advice!
Job #1 – Sales/administrative/recruiter for an employment agency. I actually went in looking for them to hopefully place me with one of their clients, but the interviewer told me they had an internal position open and wanted to schedule me for a phone interview with her manager. This position would require some “cold calling” on companies to bring in new clients needing employees, as well as recruiting and interviewing potential employees. What I’m nervous about is the cold calling involved.
If anyone read my last career related post, I was let go from a marketing position that involved a lot of “cold calling” and I felt like I wasn’t given any direction or expectations which did not work out well. Mind you, I do not have a background in marketing but was to just figure it out myself without much input from anyone else. So, while I am not thrilled about the sales part of this job, the rest sounds ok. Interviewing, answering phones, meeting with potential employers/employees.
The perks are better pay than job 2 ($12-$13/hour) with the potential for more. Hours are 9-4 M-F and the commute is about 40 minutes. I feel like this is more of a career job than Job 2. I had my phone interview today after my interview with Job 2 and while I thought I did horrible and was really nervous, I later got feedback that it went well and they want me to come in for a final interview on Monday. But, at my other interview today, I told them I would get back to them tomorrow, as I thought if my phone interview went well, I would have an answer about Job 1 by tonight. Obviously, that didn’t happen.
Job 2 – its seasonal retail. The commute is a bit longer (up to 1 hour depending on traffic) and its $9/hour. But its guaranteed, they’ve already offered me the job. I’d hate to turn them down tomorrow only to not get an offer for job 1. This store is my favorite store to shop at and I LOVE working in retail. I love everything about retail, I can even deal with cranky customers like a saint. There is a chance for the job to become permanent after the holidays and I would like to work my way up chain and eventually work for corporate possibly (I know, that’s way far off). The employee discount is awesome as well and I think I would enjoy my co workers more. There’s only two women in the office of Job 1 and they’re a bit older than me. I don’t know a lot of people in the area anymore, so meeting people is a priority for me as well.
I really want to take the retail position, but feel like its career suicide. well, that’s a bit dramatic, but its definitely not a guaranteed position after the next few months. I think I would prove myself enough that they would want to keep me on, but they extra few dollars per hour of the temp agency is also tempting. I’m living at home so my costs are very minimal, I just need to make some money to pay off bills before our wedding in June.
So if you’ve read through all of this, thank you!! And I’d love to hear your opinions. I’ve added a poll too, because everyone loves a poll!