Are my fears valid?
So, I was requested to interview for a customer service vacancy, which will allow me to work remotely. I would love to be able to work primarily from home, so of course I I was thinking, "this is the opportunity that I've been hoping will come my way". The interview wasn't face to face nor over the phone. Rather, the interviewer conducted it all through Google Hang Outs. I found it a bit strange. Nevertheless she hired me and required all my personal info through Hangouts also and that her secretary would be needing it to create my file. I requested that she give me her secretary's name and phone number and that I would connect with her with my info. She said no. She didn't offer another option to me and our communication ceased. Did I just blow a fantastic opportunity with benefits over fear? Or, was it wise to suspect the possibility of foul play. In the last year, I've been robbed 2x, hacked another, lost 2 cars, Just financed one by the skin of my teeth and now it needs a new transmission. In addition I dont do social media well. I'm completely dumb when it comes to communication through social media. I feel embarrassed about it, but it is the truth. I dont want to live constantly feeling as though any opportunity is a scam. I was once an upbeat and optimistic. Now... paranoid pessimist and I hate it. Can anyone relate or validate, or help?
I applied for a position as a Benefit Specialist with the School district. It's a great job. I applied of this position in January and guess what I finally got the call for an interview. One thing I do know is benefits. I am the right person for this position. Come Monday I will ace that job interview and be offer the position. I will keep y'all updated.
Disheartened with results of job search
Every day I check my email and see emails stating “We appreciate your interest but are passing...” or “Thank you for applying...we will not be moving forward...” - even more disappointing is when I actually interview (in person, Phone, video), sometimes more than once - and they seem like they went well...a few I honestly felt I was about to receive an offer right then..the conversation is smooth, without any long pauses and it’s left with a feeling of positivity like “everything sounds great..” or “your skill set and answers were impressive..” or even “based on your personality and expertise you’d be a great fit with the team or company”. Then either I don’t get a call back, or receive a call or an email saying - basically “thanks but no thanks”. I take notes about the position prior to interviewing and align what they are looking for to my experience, do research on the company and even the person/people I will be interviewing with plus follow up via email or phone right away and a few days later...but it seems it doesn’t matter. From the moment I wake up I have voicemails and missed calls regarding my resume. I call back and we chat about the position and my experience as it relates..everything sounds great..then nothing. I don’t know if it’s just me or that I have 20 years experience but no college degree or what is going on. I’ve never been out of work this long. I started on my career path as a FTE at a company where I learned a lot and progressed quickly. From being just an Admin in a QA area to assisting the team with test execution to supporting both roles and responsibilities full time until being given the title of Bus System User Specialist - just within 6 months - leasing my own team after 8 mos and just short of a year was a Project Manager. Unfortunately after 3 years was let go with a handful of others due to budget issues. I became a contractor from then til 5 years ago. I worked for various companies that used technologies, processes, etc that I wasn’t familiar with, but did not want to make a bad impression so I took it upon myself prior to onboarding as well as during my contract to take it upon myself and learn whatever it was I needed to know because I was expected to “hit the ground running” so I made sure I did just that. I have attended some college courses that were related to my career but did not receive a degree. I just do not understand what I am doing wrong...
I just want an answer!
I recently made it through a first and a second phone interview with 2 different people for a well known Veterinary Hospital. Both interviews seemed to go well and it would actually be a stepping stone toward my dream job. My 2nd phone interview was 7 days ago and at the of the interview I was told that she would like to set me up with a working interview of sorts so that I could see what the Client Coordinator position consists of. (I actually already know but I’ll do whatever I need to do in order to follow the hiring process and get the job, I really want it!) She told me that the Practice Manager I did my first interview with would be the contacting me but I haven’t heard anything from either of them. I did a “just following up”! Email to the 1st interviewer on Tuesday and have gotten no response, I called and left a message saying Thank you and following up with the 2nd interviewer yesterday (Friday) I was told she would call me back and she didn’t either. which I know may have been too pushy maybe. The 2 people I interviewed with are in different states, holding different positions. They both seemed so positive towards me and the second one, who lives in my state and I’m assuming would be the closest contact person for the veterinary hospital even said she wanted to get me set up with a working interview and that the first person who interviewed me would be in contact with me early in the week. That was last week. Should I just mark this one up as done and over? I just want to know one way or another. I would have thought they would have at least sent an email or letter saying I didn’t get the job. Myself and the Practice Manager have both invested almost a month of emails and phone calls for this position. What do I do?
Back In The Game! (Short Term)
Today was a bit stressful. I had a phone interview a very short term gig at Costco for a 2-month web optimization job. It was originally pitched to me at one rate and to start at the end of this month. Then suddenly, I found out that the position now paid LESS and it was to start immediately. Talk about pressure. I interviewed and I got accepted.
However, last Friday I interviewed for a short term contract gig at Microsoft at a slightly higher rate but it was work-from-home. I was hoping to hear today about a decision, but the HM was going to make a call on Tuesday. Finally I had to ping the agency and see if she would decide today---and she did and I am on the team!
The pay is "OK"...but the important thing it's back at Microsoft which I feel I need to redeem myself. Plus it's working at home which is a huge plus. It should start, after paperwork, later this week. Again, it's short term: 6 weeks, maybe 8 weeks....if I do well, maybe an opportunity for more work. I still have other irons in the fire that I expect to hear from later this week....but need to take it one day at a time. My impatience is a huge issue with me.
MY DREAM JOB CALLED FOR A 2ND INTERVIEW!
I GOT A SECOND INTERVIEW!! FOR MY DREAM JOB!!! I am so happy! I've waited out for this job which directly coincides with my college education. I have a BS in biology, chemistry minor. This morning, they called and asked me to schedule an interview immediately, which leads me to believe they are filling one position because the job is not on their website. It is a quality control lab technician job for a federal job. The pay is the best in the state. I've interviewed with them before and was beat out by inside employees. I feel like I get so nervous during interviews. Does anyone have any interview pointers before I enter this panel interview? ANY HELP WILL BE APPRECIATED!!!
Anybody else ever get an interview with a company that you know is out of your league?
The job posting was one of the dream jobs that I found and applied online fully knowing I was a long shot for a call back but surprisingly enough they called me for an interview. I went in the interview knowing I was out of my depth but I thought maybe the manager or someone in HR thought I was a diamond in the rough. Most of their employees have backgrounds akin to 'top tier university' with relevant experience, both of which I do not possess so the reason they would call me is a mystery. I received a nicely written rejection notice this morning…. Guess I’ll chalk this one up to experience.