Post # 1
First off I will say that my husband is military, so we move every few years. Our current location doesn’t have too many opportunities in my field (accounting) since it’s a small town and the turnover for jobs is very low due to it being primarily family owned businesses.
I finally found a job in my career field, and I am afraid to let it slip away (I am fully qualitifed for the position, but am now worrying maybe I didn’t show that well enough on my resume), but I also don’t want to harass the HR staff. I applied online, walked in my resume (in full suit), made 1 follow up call, and networked with a current employee to name drop for me.
Is there anything else I can do at this point, or should I just let it go. It’s only been about 8 business days, but HR said I should expect to wait about a 5 buiness days before they start making calls for interviews.
Getting a little paranoied over here. LOL talk some sense into me ladies!
Post # 2
I have been interviewing for other ‘entry level’ positions, and actually have a very promising interview tomorrow with a property management company… but I REALLY want this accounting job.
Post # 3
I think you’ve done plenty and that if you initiate any more contact, you risk looking pushy (at best).
Post # 4
Yep, you’ve done all you can, now it’s just time to be patient. If you contact them anymore it’s going beyond the realm of taking initiative and will very quickly become a nuisance. I almost think you’ve crossed that line already if you’ve made this much contact in just over a week.
as a military spouse I understand your frustration though, just be careful about broadcasting that your husband is military, that can backfire if they want someone long term and find out you’ll be leaving in a few years.
Post # 5
Horseradish: I usually agree, the only reason I called was because at the time of my employment the actual accounting position wasn’t open, and I wanted them to know I was specifically interested in that. Thank you for the advice.
Rafissch: I don’t volunteer that information, it usually comes up in conversation as my address is on a military base. I’m pretty good at averting from it as well. Thank you for the advice.
Post # 6
I try and treat looking for a job like dating. I put my best foot forth and until they lock me down with an offer I keep going on more “dates” (interviews). Keep looking for other opportunities. The job I have now is not the one I originally wanted, but it has been a great fit for me. My duties in the beginning weren’t an exact match with my career aspirations but overtime I have gotten to do what I want. Maybe look for a small company where accounting can be part of your roll? Sometimes all you need is a foot in the door. I am sure you’ll find something very soon. 🙂