How the interviews went...
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
The first interview yesterday am at nine was with a well respected Bay Area landscape company. The job is selling the maintence services to businesses. This was my third interview, 2 phone interviews and now this in-person. I drove 1 1/2 hours for a 9am meeting with the HR manager-the office is 50 miles from my house, but am traffic...
The interview went well, she had given me "homework" based on their web site and I passed, now I am on to an in-person interview with the sales manager. This is a big job, business development, quotas to be met, a cubical at the offfice. It also comes with nice perks, a great salary, plus commission, a take home company car, lap-top, blackberry, etc. I applied for this job in Dec, the first week, and we are just now getting to this stage.
The second job is a with a local company. A mom and pop, specialty foods product.
The company has been in business for 25 years. The "marketing manager' is the fiance of the owner. Her daughter and a shipping manager round out the staff. It is 7 minutes from my house. The ad said "marketing assistant". He is really looking for someone to take it all and develop his strategy. And his strategy isn't bad, it just isn't complete. I could do what he needs done, but he wants to pay $14 an hour and no mileage, just actual reciept costs for gas. Did I mention, he thinks the job is 60/40 outside/in? He is scheduling a second interview with his fiance present, probably on Weds. And they have Kaiser for health care, I like that.
This was the job I was really excited about, less so after I met with this man. I like a job where I can do lots of things and this would offer me that. I was excited about a local company, still involves outside sales but it would also be all aspects of marketing that I would take care of. The marketing manager is a PHD in science, not usually a good marketing fit, nice guy but you have to pull the words from him.
I like the product, we'll have to see how the next interview goes.
And under the heading of when it rains it pours...
I got a call from the sausage company that I interviewed with a couple of weeks ago. They want me, it's part time, $15 an hour and they pay mileage over 50 miles round trip. No benies, no guarentees on weekly hours.
That's what my day was like yesterday. Can't wait to see what today brings!