Monday, January 4, 2016
Wow, time flies! 2015 had it's fair share of ups and downs but overall, I'd have to say it was an excellent year. I hope 2016 will be just as exciting!
Last week was so so busy! Last Monday I had an interview for an internship. I already found out that I didn't get it and I'm fine with that. For what few hours and little pay they offered, my paycheck would be spent on the gas for the commute there and back with very little left over.
Tuesday I interviewed for 3 jobs. I only applied for one, but the Human Resources department thought my experience might fit in with two additional job openings. It was a weird interview. I'd already filled out an online and paper application and had to fill out some additional paperwork when I got there, then take a data entry exam. When that was all done, I was led to another room and sat at a table in the middle of the room to wait my turn for an interview. Various tables were set up around sides of the room where groups of three people conducted interviews for different positions. The table I sat at in the middle had a list of questions for each position that would be asked of us, so I looked them over and quickly formulated answers for them all in my head. My name was called fairly quickly and I did my first interview. I sat back down in the middle when it was done and waited until my name was called twice more for the other two interviews. Other people were there were interviewing at the same time I was and I tried not to listen in on their interviews. The questions were all easy and the interviews were quick. The jobs are all seasonal, and have different start and end dates and pay rates.
Wednesday afternoon I got an email saying that I needed to go to the state police headquarters and get my fingerprints taken, then provide the potential employer with a stamped and signed document from the state police headquarters saying that I'd done so by no later than the end of the day Thursday. I did that Thursday afternoon and now I just have to sit and wait. I have no idea which of the three jobs I'm being considered for but I feel like they probably wouldn't have asked for my fingerprints if I wasn't a pretty decent candidate for at least one of them. I got an email from the employer late that afternoon saying that the deadline for fingerprinting had been extended through this coming Tuesday. I figure I'm probably not going to hear back before then.
Tuesday morning I've been invited to attend a free workshop that I'm pretty excited about. It'll be an opportunity to network more and to learn. Plus it's one more thing to add to my resume! I complained to Starbucks last week that I never got my free birthday drink last October (yeah, I have no idea why I waited so long to contact them, either) and they were kind enough to credit my account, so I'll be enjoying a coffee on them Tuesday morning. So far the year is looking pretty good! How's your year going?
Posted by sprinkles at 7:00 AM