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Three Words - The Update

Monday, December 10, 2012

For those of you who helped me choose "three words" to describe myself, just to let you know, they didn't work. Don't worry, that's not because they weren't good enough. When I hadn't received an email from that job I applied for, I wrote back asking if the position was still open. I finally got a reply saying that they opted to go with other highly qualified candidates.

Oh well. On a positive note, there is some good news. I did have an interview this morning with a large financial firm in Boston. I think the interview went well. At least, I always think my interviews go well and then someone else gets the job ! However, I'm trying to stay positive since the people I talked to seemed to like my answers and me.

I'm really plugging for this job because I think it's one job where my age and experience are working FOR me, not against me. The pay would be pretty amazing too. Keep your fingers crossed. Now, I wait and I do hate the waiting part.

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    I hope you'll get the job!!!!
    2311 days ago
    Fingers crossed! Sending you lots of positive energy!
    2314 days ago
  • OKIE30
    Good luck, dear!
    2316 days ago
    Good luck!
    2318 days ago
    More fingers crossed (and toes, I'm very talented that way!) Hope this is the one!
    2318 days ago
    While great words or interviews are important, one has to also accept that this is a tough time to find work. Not only are there many more applicants due to the poor economy, but they are much more educated and qualified than most were in the past. So competition is going to be real tough.

    I tell this to my students all the time. Even as they are just trying to get into upper levels of schools and/or college. The requirements are getting more and higher and the applicants are increasing. So they need to not only do much better, they need to find those special qualities that might impress the reviewers.

    You are going to have to research the jobs and even evaluators much more to try and figure out WHAT they are really looking for and WHAT might sway them your way out of many equally qualified applicants. Then you also have to be ready to think on your feet when you find the interviewer may NOT like some of your planned answers. Be ready to change up. Very tough stuff these days, but don't give up. Keep the faith.
    2319 days ago
    Sending positive good luck vibes your way!
    2319 days ago
    Good luck on this!!!! I am rooting for you! You truly deserve a great position. Please keep us updated! You are awesome! Three words.
    2319 days ago
    Praying for you! (Three words.)
    2319 days ago
  • no profile photo LOVEXAVIE
    Sending positive thoughts your way. I just know the right place is waiting for you.
    If you think about it, you ARE in your right place right now!
    And the right opportunity is just waiting for the right moment to unfold.

    2319 days ago
    Oh Good Luck! My fingers are definitely crossed for you. You will get the right one!
    2320 days ago
    I will sure be keeping you in my prayers, kiddo. It's about time you got a break. You've been very brave hanging in there as you've done. Hugs, Calen ~
    2320 days ago
    Crossing everything I can for you!
    2320 days ago
  • JACKIE542
    emoticon , Good luck!
    2320 days ago
    Good luck, fingers crossed!!!

    2320 days ago
  • MARTY728
    I am wishing for the best. Since I know that the majority of the individuals hired are always among the last few interviews, the key is to keep you fresh in the hiring individual(s) mind(s). Do this with a "Thank you" email to those you interviewed with. If you do not have their email addresses, ask for them from the person who coordinated the interview. If the person will not provide them (some companies do not) ask the person if they will forward an email from you (usually they will). In the "Thank you" email stress how comfortable the interviewers were to speak with and how you will excel in the position. Limit the email to no more than 4 paragraphs and close with asking them to contact you if they have any additional questions.

    I am rooting for you!
    2320 days ago
    Sending good employment vibes your way! It is so hard's easy to imagine yourself working, happily, just about anywhere after a few months of looking. Keep your chin up - it's a super weird job market!

    I applied for about 5-10 positions a month or two ago, and didn't hear back from a single one. Not a "thanks but no thanks", no requests to interview, just nothing. The fact that you are going to interviews is a big deal!

    2320 days ago
    Me too! emoticon
    2320 days ago
    Fingers crossed!!
    2320 days ago
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