Twice now I’ve been asked for references.
I’ve never had to give references before.
Do people really check references? I feel like they’re just stalling to reject me. I guess nowadays, with so many people looking for work, you have to use something to weed out the crowd.
I feel the same way with positions that require an MBA. Weeding out the crowd for people who went into mega-debt for a Masters degree.
As someone who’s given interviews, I’ve always wanted to ask for references, and actually follow up on the reference. I’m not interested in how good the interviewee is. It’s more to verify the bullshit they may have told me.
Well, #1 job was filled by someone else.
Surprised? Not really.
In my experience, you kind of know when you landed a job. It’s like meeting “the one”. So, when I got the blow-off email I knew the interest was gone.
Well, my third in-person, a follow-up to a phone interview from last week, was tonight. Good interview. He seemed confident to hire me, but I also know he’s interviewing other people.
Aren’t we all?
Checked out the office - it’s just him and a marketing coordinator. The rest of the work is outsourced.
Am I ready for this drastic difference in working environments?
In another update - my former co-worker says his work has an opportunity, so my resume is off there.
I bought a dress at Target off the clearance rack. It was the last one, and it was a bigger size, but I thought…
I guess it will just be roomy.
Then I put it on this morning, and it fit snugly around the girth of my hips.
Well, fuck, I’m a size *# now!
I really enjoyed meeting you. I’ll be in touch top of next week.
This was the message I got from the job that I was most interested in after all my interviews last week.
I’ve dated around enough to execute my usual M.O. - move on. I even have another in-person tomorrow with preferred job #2.
Anyway, it probably just means they’re interviewing other people, and someone can still out sell me.
Earlier I alluded to my dramatic exit from one of my jobs.
It went like this…
I was laid off from a job I was planning to leave anyway. I was doing a bit of freelance, but I quickly I got this great gig with a small boutique agency in Beverly Hills.
Things were great. The girls were great. The founder was… difficult. I was only 26, and eager to learn. I was full of passion, but didn’t have the experience to handle difficult people.
That difficult person was the company founder, my boss.
There was no mentoring here. I was working under a micro-managed electron microscope. Every mistake was a big mistake. It was guilty, and prove my innocence.
I couldn’t work there anymore.
So, I looked for a new place to work. Very early Monday morning, on my last day, I came into work (I had keys to the office), sent a long dissertation of “I Quit”, erased everything off my computer, locked the office, and dropped the keys into the mail slot.
To prevent my boss from contacting me, I changed my number over the weekend. Then I sent emails to my inbox, filling up the storage, so my email couldn’t receive anything. I kept it that way for a month.
That’s how I left. Not the mature way, but it was a way. The only way I could do it and teach that guy a lesson.
I think now i have the tools to deal with my old boss. But he’s probably still a swarmy asshole.
And I always move forward, never back.
Good interview. Quick interview, too, which is my favorite.
I have shit to do.
The guy reminded me of one of my old bosses. The boss who made me quit in a dramatic fashion. To this day, my co-workers remember how beautifully I constructed that exit.
One of my proudest moments of age 26.
Anyway, the job is asking a lot. It’s a tiny shop - 5 people - but he likes my skills and expertise. Someone might come in and out sell me, but that’s okay.
I had a good interview.
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My “dating is like job hunting” theory in the works…
If I don’t get an offer soon…
A sudden in-person scheduled for tomorrow. I sent my res in last night, 15 minutes later - response.
Why was he still working?
I should be scared.