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Re: Current job hunting ehellions - story sharing thread
« Reply #135 on: May 28, 2015, 09:35:33 PM »
Good luck both of you!

I finally got a firm start date of Monday morning for my new gig. Yay!
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Re: Current job hunting ehellions - story sharing thread
« Reply #136 on: Yesterday at 06:36:26 AM »
*Casts resurrect on thread - it's only been two months, that's not too bad...*

So a slightly odd development...

I'd been temping at an education based company for just over two months, when they decided to end my contract (they'd hired me to cover a period of holiday/turnover, and now had enough people back). I came in for my last day on Friday... to receive a permanent job offer!

Now, this isn't the industry I want to build a career in, but it's a job, can start pretty quick and is decent enough money. It also will help the household if we do end up hitting a slight rough spot financially in the next few months (long story, not worth getting into, but it's been the elephant in the room for a while).

I've accepted the job - my thoughts are I can maybe do some classes, try a few things I didn't have the time or money for previously, and move on when the time is right with some money in the kitty, some experience rather than long gaps on my CV, and so on. So it's "adjacent" as my mother puts it, but it is progress.
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Re: Current job hunting ehellions - story sharing thread
« Reply #137 on: Yesterday at 08:37:11 AM »
I'm so happy for you!

I have now applied for 18 jobs internal to my organization. 8 are still in the open application stage, so I hope to hear back from at least one. I'm trying not to get discouraged.

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Re: Current job hunting ehellions - story sharing thread
« Reply #138 on: Yesterday at 06:11:02 PM »
I'm so happy for you!

I have now applied for 18 jobs internal to my organization. 8 are still in the open application stage, so I hope to hear back from at least one. I'm trying not to get discouraged.

It took me 3 years and something like 37 internal applications to get a second job offer at my old company.  After I finally got the job offer, my supervisor told me "yeah, I've noticed that people who are in customer service type jobs like this have a really hard time getting other jobs in this organization".  >:(  It was like "Gee, thanks for telling me.  How is it that you forgot to mention this to anyone?"

A current job hunting story - I just interviewed for a position with the company my DH works for.  The position would require working with him on a consistent basis, but it's in a different department, so neither of us would be over the other in terms of  power.  Today, my DH tells me that he talked with the hiring manager about my interview, and heard mostly good things.  However, either the hiring manager or the supervisor will be on vacation for the next two weeks, so while they've made a decision, I won't know what the decision is until both of them are back.  It's driving me insane!