Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Professional Interviewer

You have heard of professional students? They are students that spend so much time going to school and changing majors with very little motivation to really do anything but attend school and many times just a few semesters shy of receiving a diploma, they quickly change majors so they do not have to quit going to school.

Well, I am beginning to believe that I am a professional interviewer and resume submitter. I have submitted over 200 job applications and resumes in the past 2 1/2 years and out of those applications and resumes, I have had less than 10 interviews and each time I walk away from an interview, I feel this is going to be the job I am hired for and each time I am told basically, thanks but no thanks!

Today, I drove a little over an hour for a job interview and for the first time, I walked out and I just have no idea how well I did. A week ago I had an interview that I felt went great and didn't hear back from anyone and that was for a part-time position. This position is for a full-time position, but I am afraid to think how it will go because I don't want to find out once more I am not accepted.

I know 200 people applied and out of those, I was blessed to have an interview, so I know I am lucky thus far. Out of 200 perhaps there were 30 or so invited to test and out of those I was told a bit more than 1/2 didn't make it. I am still in the running, so I feel good, but not good enough to get my hopes up.

Yes, in spite of what we are told, I wore red to my interview. I am just so tired of wearing beige, black, brown or blue that I wanted something to cheer me up. So, I will pray that God's will be done and wait for the answers!


6 comments:

bettyp said...

My sister in law is having the same problem .
Wishing you lots of good luck !!

Scarlett Burroughs said...

Ranny,
Good luck on your job search. I've been where you are and I know it's tough. While cruising your sidebar I clicked on Honey Bee Fabrics cause you said they were awesome people. I then linked to several of their adorable patterns on my blog
http://quilting.craftgossip.com/pattern-picks-from-honey-bee-fabrics/2010/01/06/

Warm regards,
Scarlett Burroughs
Quilting Editor, Craft Gossip

SewCalGal said...

I'd hire you! Please don't take the economy personally. Just keep smiling and being you. The stars will align and you will find that perfect job for you!

Hugs,

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Niki :-) said...

My husband is currently working but wants to find something closer to the house. So he went to a job fair for one particular company the other day and he said literally there were 1,000 people. He's not even sure if they liked him. It's depressing sometimes. Like I think I told you before, my sis on Bainbridge has been looking for work for a year and a half! and she is a single mom. I'm sorry you're having to go through this. You look lovely in red and maybe that was the ticket! Stand out! Be proud! and make yourself known AND heard! Hugs to you, my friend!
Keep doing what you're doing.

Debbie said...

Good luck on your job hunt..... you look great in red!

Rannyjean said...

Thank you all for your wonderful comments and awesome support! I wish I could hug you all!