Thursday, November 8, 2012

Well, looky there... a reset!

Yes, folks... the clock has reset and switched from "Jobless Since" to "Workin' Since"... HUZZAH!

And, no, I did not end up with one of the temp agency jobs.

I am working at slowly shifting my schedule to get back in sync with the working world.  While I am not having to be to work super-early in the morning, I am shifting things so I have time to more gradually wake up and get my head together in the morning.

And, I am working on having myself together to be able to be organized and get things done.

It's good to be working again... I just wish I'd had a couple of transition days to be able to tie up loose ends. Maybe over the Thanksgiving weekend, I can work on that.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Fast track to Nowhere

So, I had three interviews late last week. I had a phone screen today and have an interview set up for Thursday.  I am finally scraping the bottom of the barrel and heading off to a temp agency tomorrow. Oh... and I got submitted for a job that will be a substantial pay cut but I honestly think it's another one of those things I will not hear another peep about.

The job I REALLY want contacted me again tonight asking me how my job search is going. This is madness and there is a part of me that wants to tell them to either offer me a job or take a flying leap. I do NOT have time to play games. This is my career and livelihood on the line here, people.  The sad thing is that I really, really like the person and I really, really want to work for/with the person but if this person cannot make up their mind, I have no choice but to cut my losses and move on.  And honestly, maybe that's what I should do.

I am SO over all of this. And being with a temp agency is only going to prolong the agony. Because they'll send me on all these short-term assignments and then I'll be without a job (and income) until something else comes along.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Queueing up to return to Square One

The first part of this week was slow. I got a call and there was a brief phone screen type interview and then a couple of days later I got a rejection email. No real surprise given the interviewer's line of questioning during the phone screen (if they choose to dwell on the negative whilst questioning, they are usually not interested but are fulfilling a quota or something).

I had three interviews this week. Two with agencies and another that was to be a direct hire. I was supposed to hear something by the end of the day about the direct hire position. I didn't hear anything.  Even though I felt I presented as a strong candidate, I overheard the applicant ahead of me being offered the job. I am not really sure what the point of interviewing me was, but I suppose she didn't want to say she'd offered the person just before me the job and I could leave after making me fill out several essay-style question filled pages of questions pre-interview.

I don't suspect I will hear anything from either of the agencies, either.  Call it a gut feeling or intuition but there was just a "vibe" that shook my confidence in each situation.  However, I scored well on the testing that they'd made me take pre-interview, so I feel marginally happy about that.  Marginally happy because if it doesn't help me to get a job, what's the point?

So... another week down. The clock ticks on.  Back to Square One on Monday.