Monday, January 4, 2016

Is it 2016 already?

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?

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Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

WE agree... you must be on the Fast Track fur one of the jobs... since they asked you to supply Paw Prints and stuffs.. PAWS CROSSED!!!

Sketching with Dogs said...

You have had a whirlwind of activity already this month!
All our fingers and paws are crossed that you get one of the 3 jobs you interviewed for.
Lynne x

The Daily Pip said...

This sounds very promising! I'm thrilled for you and I just know one of the three jobs is going to work out.

And free coffee is about the best thing in the world!

Jenny Woolf said...

Good luck, which ever job it is! Happy New Year!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We think that is is a very good sign that they want your prints:) We hope the job opportunity comes through. We know you will do a great job if they would just give you the chance.

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Hope one of the jobs works out! So far, so good. First day back to work after 11 days off was pretty good!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I hope you get one of the jobs, but I am concerned that companies today ask for fingerprints before hiring. I would not like it either if they asked me for it even after offering me the position. What is next, your DNA?

The Menagerie Mom said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting on my boy Evan's story! I've added you to my blog list.

Wishing you a happy and blessed 2016! And good luck with these excellent job prospects!

Kim@stuffcould.... said...

oh how I feel for you going through the tough interviews, fingerprints etc process. i hope you have a great 16!!

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