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Job Hunting

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Job hunting sure has it's ups and downs. I went to an employment agency today and I'm not sure I got a really good vibe from the place. But I did get a phone call as I was leaving from another company who wants to interview me tomorrow.

As much as I try not to get my hopes up too high, I do. I can never judge how I do in interviews. There have been some that I thought went really well only to have the company not call me back.

I'm trying to look at the positive side - I did have four job interviews this week. Trying and waiting and wondering is sometimes hard to do.

  


New Schedules

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I am playing around with my schedule now that I am in Michigan. It feels great to have more options and to be around more people that I care about. I even found that I have more options on when and where to walk; the heat is not stifling like it was in Alabama.

I feel that my stress levels are slowly coming down. What gives me the. most stress right now is trying to find a job. I desperately need some money coming in.

My husband didn't give me any money for anything when I was living with him; he hasn't even called me or asked if I needed any. But, I suspected as much when I left. His self-centeredness has really made itself known to me over the past few weeks. I can't help but think of the saying that "you can't see the forest for the trees'. I am determined to make a life for myself. I am taking baby steps each day.

  


Hectic Days

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

My first "workday" here was yesterday. I had a million phone calls to make, checking and savings accounts to open, relatives to visit, and a job interview to go on.

At first, I was encouraged that I had a job interview. The lady on the phone said that the company sold alarm systems and needed customer service reps. When I got there, I had a really quick 1st interview. The guy told me to wait and I would be having a 2nd interview. Well...there were about a dozen of us who had this interview together. It lasted more than an hour. The company is a direct-sale word-of-mouth company that sells, kitchen knives and utensils, garden tools, hunting tools, etc. And we would have to buy the demo kit - at a "reduced" rate of about $140.00. If I had that much money to spend on a demo, I probably wouldn't be looking for a job!

I did get a phone call to set up an interview for 5:00 today and it's not far from where I live. It will probably be part-time to start out, but at least it would be something. But...I do have to see how the interview goes. I really need to practice my interview skills with someone.

  


Job Search

Sunday, June 20, 2010

My job search starts in earnest bright and early tomorrow morning. I am excited and scared at the same time.

I'm excited because I see it as a new beginning - a new adventure. I'm scared because the economy is still bad, my interviewing skills are not that great, and my self-esteem still needs to be worked on.

I will take one day at a time and try to contact as many companies as I can each and every weekday. Please don't let me lose my motivation!

  


Job Search

Sunday, June 20, 2010

My job search starts in earnest bright and early tomorrow morning. I am excited and scared at the same time.

I'm excited because I see it as a new beginning - a new adventure. I'm scared because the economy is still bad, my interviewing skills are not that great, and my self-esteem still needs to be worked on.

I will take one day at a time and try to contact as many companies as I can each and every weekday. Please don't let me lose my motivation!

  


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