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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!
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  • APRILLSCOTT
    Susan
    With all this going on something is bound to give! emoticon
    3522 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6687446
    So many irons in the fire! Good for you. I truly hope one of these companies sees what an awesome addition you would be to their business and snaps you up at twice what you hope for! I admire you for continuing on. Yes, we all need breaks now and then, but you do consistently get up, brush off, and move on. An exceptional quality!
    3526 days ago
  • BUGGYS
    Well...it sounds like you are on your way of being able to pick and choose...I hope that's the case...when do you have to let the sausage co. know? You could always tell the mom and pop place that a job is out there and could they please speed up their decision...just a thought. I know you'll do what's best for you!!
    3526 days ago
  • DEBRITA01
    It's great to be wanted...see, I told you that you were awesome! Lots of opportunities for you...I'm so happy and hope you find exactly what works best for you. I know there is no perfect scenario out there but you know what your priorities are and I know you'll make a good decision.
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    3526 days ago
  • SIRIRADHA
    Isn't that just the way it works! I'll keep my fingers crossed that you will get the job that is best for you. I'm curious to see how this ends up!
    3526 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5080021
    Wishing you all kinds of luck Thelma.... emoticon
    3526 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6484093
    Wow -- all sorts of opportunities. Would the sausage company allow you some time to make up your mind? It would be nice if you could see how the other two play out. I suppose you could accept the firm offer and then, if one of the other two come through, you could quit. Not a great situation, but in the end, you have to look out for #1.
    3526 days ago
  • SHAWWB
    When it rains, it pours. Soon you will have so many offers to choose from you won't know what to do. I know the perfect job will present itself. Hold out for what you want!!!
    3526 days ago
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