Hey Guys thanks for all of your supportive words! By God's grace, the company that I Bartended for contacted their sister company and on Monday I'll start work for at a great hospital in the EVS department. I was feeling so low and discouraged but now I'm back on my work grind starting Monday!
Needed to supplement my Teacher Assistant job for the school system and found an Amazon gig (seasonal/part-time!) $18/hr shift differential (working nights over the weekend)
Very excited! Thankful for this community
After months of wading through want ads, applications, interviews and even onboarding at a few companies that didn't work out well, I was becoming incredibly afraid that the right job for me didn't exist. However, I am so happy to have completed my first week of training as a remote employee supporting customers for a tax preparation software company! The starting pay isn't the greatest, but without the cost of commuting, buying lunch out, etc I think it is doable. The first week of the New Year is giving me tremendous hope for future success, and hope that my fellow job seekers on this site have similar faith in good things to come. This particular sector is ramping up for a very busy season, and I would encourage interested persons to explore similar opportunities. I am with a staffing company currently, but have been assured that if my performance is good that I have an excellent chance of being hired on permanently. There was a reasonable equipment investment on my part (less than $100), and the company provided a computer, webcam and related items necessary for the job. Thankfully I have a spare bedroom set up as an office that is quiet and free of distractions-- and finally being put to good use!! Wishing everyone the best of luck; I know how tough it is out there, especially for those of us who have been out of the work force for a while.
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Got good news... An interview I had last week on April 21st, just called me today to let me know I am hired! Gal was going to make a decision by today so all morning I woke up with not much high hopes and I was just about to keep filling out applications, going on interviews, and just take whatever comes my way, if anything! Even downgrade from my 28 plus years of office experience and customer service, and do retail for all I know! When she gave me the good news I about cried and I thanked her many times.. she told me she liked our interview and personality and that I would be a great fit! It's been two weeks today without a job! Now, I have to take a test as it has to do with insurance and I cannot start until I have completed successfully the course (I think!), so I am waiting for her email! I am going to finish my yoga session and head out to get at least the book. She will be emailing information on how to get started with the testing. All I have got to say is, when you feel like you are in a tight spot in your job hunt, keep working at it. How I did it? I still got up at 5AM, and sat on my computer for 8 hours as if it was a job, which it actually is when you are job hunting! I committed to doing just that, since the day I was let go, on April 12th! If I can do it, you can do it! No excuses, no buts, and like the Nike slogan says, "Just do it!"
I applied for a certain Job in a Particular store. A different store called me in for the interview. Let me back up to:
1) On my way to the interview the district training manager called to ask if I was still interested in working for the company. When I said I was on my way there now: He said "Great I will be the one training you." And then... "Have a great day buddy!" 2) I was very impressed with how sharp and briliant the manager was and she clearly appreciated my background and experience. We were even discussing effective ways to train and in some cases remedially train the other workers to help improve their customer service skills and thus increase the bottom line. Did I mention its a Retail Store? 3) they still have to finish the background check. 4) Another manager called me from another store to schedule my follow up interview before I even got home! Now here's the thing! The store is not the one I applied for. The Job is not the one I applied for. But, when I went to the interview; I went with an open mind and the willingness to be flexible. I may have to start in one place to grow and become the one they want in the other place. When I say "place"; I dont mean different stores. I do mean positioning myself for opportunities down the road. I'm just saying keep an open mind and opportunities will present themselves!!!
Had a great job interview Best ever.. offered the position as project manager of engineering. They wanted me to start immediately.. but i told the hiring manager i gave to give my other job two weeks notice.. Did i do the right thing. My current job sucks and they lied about my title should i just leave,
Well I am finally saying congratulations to myself. I have gotten the job I wanted with an excellent salary. I had to start to give up but I was uplifted and motivated after one of my supervisors gave me a 15 cent raise. I took that as an insult. I've been there nearly over a year and has received employee of the month twice because of my professionalism and my good work ethics. I literally got up and walked out the door. Well now I'm moving on to bigger and better with an automatic 5 dollar increase. Good luck you all with your job searches. Never give up...