(Closed) ** Job Seeking Bees’ Support Thread**

posted 9 years ago in Career
Post # 422
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I got the job!!!!!!!! I was practically offered the job at the interview! They told me they got a bunch of resumes in & I was the only one they actually wanted to interview & that they “don’t normally put all their eggs in one basket” & laughed :). I got home from the interview & got an offer in my email a few minutes later, but it was quite a bit less than I was hoping. I emailed them telling them what I make now & if I could get closer to that range & they matched my current salary!! PLUS paid time off, paid sick days, paid holidays, AND benefits! I left my boss a message a few hours ago just saying I wanted to talk with him, but haven’t heard back from him. I just accepted the other job & I start on Monday. So basically, I’m going to be working 2 full time jobs :(. But the extra $$ will be great! This new job is going to be wierd, I’m so very used to working when I want & working alone, yet I’m totally excited to have co-workers & a schedule :).

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@Eva Peron:  How is your job search going?! I wanted to go into the veterinary field because I would love it. But its so competitive here, I see job ads go up & then removed within days because they normally fill so fast! But both my mom & DH said I wouldn’t like it.

Post # 424
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

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@canthugallcats:  Congrats! It sounds like a perfect fit for you!

Post # 425
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Well, I just got another rejection email.  After 2 interviews with the company…that I have worked for before.  I’m getting married in 2 days and this sucks.

Post # 426
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Ugh…I’m sitting up late thinking about this rejection and it’s just driving me crazy.  I could use some advice about another lead, which seems like my only hope.

I got an email on Monday from a hiring manager about a fantastic position at a university.  He wanted to know my availability for a phone interview this week and next week, and I responded right away with my schedule for this week.  I told him in the email I would follow up with my schedule for next week once I got it.

I didn’t hear back from him on Tuesday, but I had gotten my schedule that day so I followed up with my availability for next week.  

I didn’t hear back on Wednesday or today at all.  This is weird, right?  Tomorrow is Friday – do you think I should wait and see if I hear back from him early next week?  Do you think I should call him or email again to follow up?  

Post # 427
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@Macintosh:  I think you should follow up with him again on Monday late morning.

That way you give him time to get through any e-mails he gets over the weekend (and yours doesn’t get buried) but it should be early enough in the day that he should hopefully be able to still schedule something for next week.

 

Well, I had an interview this morning. Met with 4 different people. I really felt I clicked with 3 of the 4. I had a good connection with the 4th, just not as good as the other three.

I have no clue how many people they are interviewing, or what the next steps are but I will be reaching out to my HR contact this afternoon just to thank her for organizing the interview and ask about what is next.

I like this company and have interviewed with them before. So here’s hoping something comes through this time!

Post # 429
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Buzzing bee

I’m going to join this because I’m looking for a new job. DH and I would like to leave our current jobs in Mid-Missouri and move to Kansas City. Neither of us are happy in our current jobs.  

1. Where are you located ? Mid-Missouri but want to relocate to Kansas City

2. How long have you been looking for work? Just a couple weeks

3. What is your background in? Degree in journalism. For the last 6+ years I have worked in athletic public relations. 

4. What kind of work have you been applying to? So far only applied to one job (DH has applied to a bunch and already has a lead) but is a sports public relations gig. That’s what I would prefer to do, athough I am also interested in higher education public relations.

5. What is the worst job you have ever had? Customer service at a aquarium.

5. Dream job? Honestly, no clue. Thought my current job was my dream. 

6. Tips for keeping your sanity?! ????

Post # 430
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3295 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

I’m starting to widen my net. Fiance and I are accepting that we may be apart for some period of time. Hopefully not, but if it comes down to it, we know we’ll be fine.

Post # 431
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1089 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

my Fortune from my Fortune Cookie last night: “Your artistic talents win the approval and applause of others” Oh gosh I hope this one comes true and soon! I also had a dream that I got a job at a place that I had applied to and interviewed at once and was rejected but the second time I got the job, and then I got a call about another job offer… sadly I woke up before I could figure out what I’d do in that situation lol.

Update: I got an email from the guy in the other dept, he wanted to know when I could come in for an interview. I replied back and asked him a little more about the position but so far haven’t heard back from him.

Post # 432
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@canthugallcats:  Congratulations!!!

Post # 433
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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@canthugallcats:  OMG congrats! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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@Macintosh:  Ugh waiting is the worst. I think you should e-mail or call him Monday morning – maybe 11? That way he will have had time to settle and be ready to respond to you!

Bees, I really need your advice…

As noted on my previous post, I hate my curent job. I mostly hate it because it is unfair and sexist BUT…it’s not going anywhere. I feel secure that i will not lose my paycheck until I decide to leave. I’m a hard worker and my boss really likes me – (when I joked about ‘the day I quit’ my boss responded with ‘oh, you are not going anywhere young lady, i need you right here’…) That was very flattering and also reassuring because who doesn’t want a steady paycheck! The biggest downfall of this place is that it is an absolute deadend – no way of going higher because it is a clothing store. The only thing I can be is a sales person…and just get paid a little more – but I don’t want that. 

However, I applied for this other job in December and so far I’ve had a phone interview, 1st interview and on friday they want to have a 2nd round interview with me. Them seem to like me and they said that they  haven’t interviewed anyone else (could be bad and good)…

Now, this new job seems more promissing as far as higher pay, closer to home, possibility for advancement, actual corporate structure, 9-5 mon-friday (where as now I work 6 days a week 9 to 6)….the only fear I have is that big companies lay people off all the time and with my luck, I would be one of them. 

What should I do ladies and gents? Stay in my dead end job or take this new one (if offered of course) and hope and pray that they don’t restructure the company and lay me off….

*sorry for the super long post! I am really worried about this. 

Post # 434
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@Mimoza:  Take the new one. Check out the company and make sure it seems like it’s in decent financial shape and then take it.

I know these are scary times, but you can’t stagnate your career because you are worried about being laid off. 

If you get the new job, just put your best effort into it and make yourself as irreplaceable there as you currently are.

Also, if the worst should happen and layoffs occur, then you have a positive career move on your resume to make you even more attractive to new employers.

Also, if you are currently working for a smaller company, you run the risk that the entire company could go under (rather than just restructuring) or it could be bought by a larger company who decides to make huge cuts.

So there are “risks” with working at both large and small companies.

I wish you the best of luck with this position!

Post # 435
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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@KatNYC2011:  Thanks for the advice. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

I completely agree with you – it’s just that little scared voice in me is saying “you cannot handle unemployment!” but I can’t just sit on the sidelines because I’m scared. No risk, no reward right? 

After the interview on friday I’ll let you guys know if they impressed me even more or what.

So many butterflies in my stomach right now.

 

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