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Have any of you considered looking outside of the u.s for a job?

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Originally Posted by prentonne
It's not a realistic option for me. But I've thought about it.

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Have any of you considered looking outside of the u.s for a job?

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Originally Posted by prentonne
It's not a realistic option for me. But I've thought about it.

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Originally Posted by CocoT
Do you think you may need to move to another city within the US? I don't remember how long you've been looking.
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If anyone is looking for a job try Comcast if they are in your city they are hiring like crazy just the pay is a little low for an experience person about 11/hr at least in FL. Its a great entry level job plus you get free services. I know they just hired in Chicago and I went to an interview in FL. Good luck to everyone.
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Have any of you considered looking outside of the u.s for a job?

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Originally Posted by prentonne
It's not a realistic option for me. But I've thought about it.

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Originally Posted by CocoT
Do you think you may need to move to another city within the US? I don't remember how long you've been looking.
Originally Posted by multicultcurly
I've been looking since last year, been unemployed since August. Applying more broadly would probably bring me better results, but moving is not an option right now. I don't have the resources or money to move anywhere.

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I have an impromptu phone interview today. I am anxiously waiting for the interviewer to call me back. This is a bit unusual because it's Sunday, but I'm no usual gal so I'm game. Very nervous though.

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I had the interview. Unusual to have it on the weekend in the evening though. It was also rather short but I thought it went okay overall. She seemed to be impressed with me and my responses to the questionnaire she sent me earlier last week. She told me that my responses were the reason I got the interview.

But I'm a little worried. I was caught off guard that most of the interview we discussed my youth. She has reservations about my age and said that even though they don't mind seeking recent graduates (the job posting said 4 year degree for goodness sake), she worries that they don't know themselves or what they want to do with their lives. That's true to an extent, but at the same time I don't think it should rule me out of the running. She told me that the other person they are looking at has a PhD. She's gonna send me a test assignment to test my research, writing and ability to follow directions. This will give me another chance to prove myself.
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Three interviews on Friday!

I swear, everybody...I'm not crazy. I'm not running around left and right giving terrible interviews.
And another one for February 13th!!
I'm a full-time student still looking for a part-time job and drawing unemployment. I was about to lose it sitting at home all day everyday *sigh*
I'm a full-time student still looking for a part-time job and drawing unemployment. I was about to lose it sitting at home all day everyday *sigh*
Originally Posted by GoldenBlaze
Have you thought about volunteering? you pay not get paid but it is fullfilling. you can also network and possible other perks. I volunteer with the Washington Humane Society. I get free access to some of DC's top events. i have the opportunity to socilize with the movers and the shakers of DC. i had a chance to meet the entire redskins team, but had to work the day of the event.
I got two more calls late afternoon while I was at work tonight.

Ay i i!

I'll call back tomorrow morning.

You can't say I'm not good at getting interviews!
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I'm a full-time student still looking for a part-time job and drawing unemployment. I was about to lose it sitting at home all day everyday *sigh*
Originally Posted by GoldenBlaze
Have you thought about volunteering? you pay not get paid but it is fullfilling. you can also network and possible other perks. I volunteer with the Washington Humane Society. I get free access to some of DC's top events. i have the opportunity to socilize with the movers and the shakers of DC. i had a chance to meet the entire redskins team, but had to work the day of the event.
Originally Posted by thelio
School has helped to break the monotony tremendously. Now I need some money...lol
I got two more calls late afternoon while I was at work tonight.

Ay i i!

I'll call back tomorrow morning.

You can't say I'm not good at getting interviews!
Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine
I wish i could atleast get an interview so i could maybe get some feedback to how i could make myslef more...hireable? is that a word?
I got an email from a job I applied for asking me to do assessments.

I have no idea what that means, as I've never received that kind of an email from them before (I've applied to them in the past).

Hopefully it's a good thing? It should be, because I'm awesome. Especially for this kind of job, it's like we were made for each other! (I'm not really that invested in it, but it really is the type of job I would normally be shooting for)
So this new position has opening up in a different department. Slightly more money. Totally different responsibilities. But maybe a chance to break out of a bit of a career rut I've gotten into?

My two main concerns are:

1) I've never applied for an internal position. Will it be awkard if i am interviewed and don't get it? How do ppl handle that kind of rejection and remain professional and friendly? (Or maybe it's not as awkward as it seems?)

2) I have a kind of cushy, easy set up where I currently am...meaning, no one is looking over my shoulder or breathing down my neck for anything. I set my own pace and pp pretty much leave me alone. They guy i would be reporting to seems OK but i haven't worked w/ him before and I seriously doubt the new situation woud be as flexible and accommodating as the one now. Risk that for a small advancement?

It's been a long time since I've appied for a new position so my thinking might be all wrong...
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I got "sweetheart'ed" at one of my interviews today. You really cannot make this stuff up.

I am beat.
I had three yesterday...honestly, the first one is the only one that seemed like it would be a really good job. Can I be honest, the guy interviewing me was ADORABLE and I felt we hit it off a bit and the conversation was very easy. He went on and on about how great the benefits were (I hate when they do that at interviews!) and at the end he said, "I am SO glad we DID THIS!" Hmmm.

The next one would be a short-term job back in the theatre world. This is the one where the guy called me "sweetheart." Ugh, really? Really? I'm a grown woman!

The third was a receptionist job. The hours were 9 to 7 and the woman said the pay wasn't good, but there was room for growth. She might see me as "overqualified" if they can get a person right out of college.

I'm hoping I hear from the first place!

A couple of things are making me chill-out right now.

I don't know how many follow the Say It thread, but I posted about the death of my cousin, who was 8 years older than me, and fighting cancer for over 8 years. He was given 3-6 months to live when he was diagnosed. He was the most astonishing, inspiring person I have ever known and the spirit with which he attacked his illness taught us all so much. He was my cousin's husband, so I've only known him for ten years, but I hit it off with him from day one. We were cut from the same cloth, both like we should have been born in another era. He was one of the best guys I have ever met.

His funeral was today and was absolutely heartbreaking, but at the same time, seeing 600 people in that church who all loved him and were inspired by him just had me thinking about so many things.

I went through a bunch of emails from him a couple of nights ago. He would always tell me how much the random things I'd post and blog about would crack him up, and how funny and witty I was, and his wife (my cousin) told me the same thing today, "He thought you were SO GREAT and SO hilarious" and that meant a lot to me! I know it sounds like I'm "making it all about me", but since I'm talking about how his death has impacted me, then that is what I am doing. If I said or did anything to make him smile or laugh over the past several years, then I know I did something good and that makes me really happy to know that.

And you know what, maybe it shows that writing funny things and making people laugh is my calling and what I need to focus on forever.

Also, I have been reading/watching a LOT of Joel Osteen lately. Yes, he is remarkably cheesy at times, but he makes me feel SO much better. Basically, just keep going and know that everything is going to turn-out great, and that disappointments and rejections are just protecting you from something/somewhere you're not supposed to be. It helps a lot...
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I had three yesterday...honestly, the first one is the only one that seemed like it would be a really good job. Can I be honest, the guy interviewing me was ADORABLE and I felt we hit it off a bit and the conversation was very easy. He went on and on about how great the benefits were (I hate when they do that at interviews!) and at the end he said, "I am SO glad we DID THIS!" Hmmm.

The next one would be a short-term job back in the theatre world. This is the one where the guy called me "sweetheart." Ugh, really? Really? I'm a grown woman!

The third was a receptionist job. The hours were 9 to 7 and the woman said the pay wasn't good, but there was room for growth. She might see me as "overqualified" if they can get a person right out of college.

I'm hoping I hear from the first place!

A couple of things are making me chill-out right now.

I don't know how many follow the Say It thread, but I posted about the death of my cousin, who was 8 years older than me, and fighting cancer for over 8 years. He was given 3-6 months to live when he was diagnosed. He was the most astonishing, inspiring person I have ever known and the spirit with which he attacked his illness taught us all so much. He was my cousin's husband, so I've only known him for ten years, but I hit it off with him from day one. We were cut from the same cloth, both like we should have been born in another era. He was one of the best guys I have ever met.

His funeral was today and was absolutely heartbreaking, but at the same time, seeing 600 people in that church who all loved him and were inspired by him just had me thinking about so many things.

I went through a bunch of emails from him a couple of nights ago. He would always tell me how much the random things I'd post and blog about would crack him up, and how funny and witty I was, and his wife (my cousin) told me the same thing today, "He thought you were SO GREAT and SO hilarious" and that meant a lot to me! I know it sounds like I'm "making it all about me", but since I'm talking about how his death has impacted me, then that is what I am doing. If I said or did anything to make him smile or laugh over the past several years, then I know I did something good and that makes me really happy to know that.

And you know what, maybe it shows that writing funny things and making people laugh is my calling and what I need to focus on forever.

Also, I have been reading/watching a LOT of Joel Osteen lately. Yes, he is remarkably cheesy at times, but he makes me feel SO much better. Basically, just keep going and know that everything is going to turn-out great, and that disappointments and rejections are just protecting you from something/somewhere you're not supposed to be. It helps a lot...
Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine
I love this. I believe this too.

I definitely encourage you to follow your calling .

I'm still trying to interpret my own calling. The more rejection and disappointment I endure and overcome, the stronger I know I'm getting. I feel like I'm being guided closer towards a path that's right for me. I'm trying not to force things and take the things I'm learning in stride. It's scary because I thought I had it all figured out but I guess I had to go through some things to really understand what isn't right for me.

I'm sorry about your friend.
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So I have an interview with the non profit I've been in touch with for the last few weeks. I sent in my test assignment last week and the lady called me today with another impromptu interview. It went well, although some questions she asked were kind of abstract and she had to explain what she meant a couple of times. I don't think that hurt me too bad because she offered me to come in for a third interview tomorrow. This will be the first time I'm going to meet them in person. If the interview goes well, I will get a paid trial for the rest of the week and I'd make a nice bit of change.

One thing I find kind of strange is how she keeps mentioning to me how the other candidates have higher degrees than I do. Every time I've talked to her she mentions them and I'm kind of worried that after all this effort she's gonna just choose the candidate with the PhD or MA. I can't help that all I have is an BA right now. And the job posting asked for a 4-year degree, so in my view the other candidates may be overqualified.

I hope I just get the chance to prove myself and I hope I'm a good fit for the organization because I really need a job.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds

-Albert Einstein
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I had three yesterday...honestly, the first one is the only one that seemed like it would be a really good job. Can I be honest, the guy interviewing me was ADORABLE and I felt we hit it off a bit and the conversation was very easy. He went on and on about how great the benefits were (I hate when they do that at interviews!) and at the end he said, "I am SO glad we DID THIS!" Hmmm.

The next one would be a short-term job back in the theatre world. This is the one where the guy called me "sweetheart." Ugh, really? Really? I'm a grown woman!

The third was a receptionist job. The hours were 9 to 7 and the woman said the pay wasn't good, but there was room for growth. She might see me as "overqualified" if they can get a person right out of college.

I'm hoping I hear from the first place!

A couple of things are making me chill-out right now.

I don't know how many follow the Say It thread, but I posted about the death of my cousin, who was 8 years older than me, and fighting cancer for over 8 years. He was given 3-6 months to live when he was diagnosed. He was the most astonishing, inspiring person I have ever known and the spirit with which he attacked his illness taught us all so much. He was my cousin's husband, so I've only known him for ten years, but I hit it off with him from day one. We were cut from the same cloth, both like we should have been born in another era. He was one of the best guys I have ever met.

His funeral was today and was absolutely heartbreaking, but at the same time, seeing 600 people in that church who all loved him and were inspired by him just had me thinking about so many things.

I went through a bunch of emails from him a couple of nights ago. He would always tell me how much the random things I'd post and blog about would crack him up, and how funny and witty I was, and his wife (my cousin) told me the same thing today, "He thought you were SO GREAT and SO hilarious" and that meant a lot to me! I know it sounds like I'm "making it all about me", but since I'm talking about how his death has impacted me, then that is what I am doing. If I said or did anything to make him smile or laugh over the past several years, then I know I did something good and that makes me really happy to know that.

And you know what, maybe it shows that writing funny things and making people laugh is my calling and what I need to focus on forever.

Also, I have been reading/watching a LOT of Joel Osteen lately. Yes, he is remarkably cheesy at times, but he makes me feel SO much better. Basically, just keep going and know that everything is going to turn-out great, and that disappointments and rejections are just protecting you from something/somewhere you're not supposed to be. It helps a lot...
Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine
I'm so sorry to hear about your cousin. I remember visiting his website yrs ago and being thoroughly impressed by him. God bless and rest in peace.
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