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i just got the call to do the typing test for this job.
Originally Posted by rouquinne
i did the test this morning - they wanted 50 wpm. i did 72 with 100% accuracy.

now i just have to wait again...
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i just got the call to do the typing test for this job.
Originally Posted by rouquinne
i did the test this morning - they wanted 50 wpm. i did 72 with 100% accuracy.

now i just have to wait again...
Originally Posted by rouquinne
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Oy, where to start? haha.

Had two interviews on Tuesday.

The first was for a job similar to my last one.

I got there about ten minutes early because it was a torrential downpour outside and I just had to get inside. (I figured they would understand! It was so windy and pouring.)

The assistants told me she'd freak-out if I was early and to come back precisely at the time my interview was starting.

I took that as a wonderful sign that I was dealing with another stable, calm, reasonable person

And then I get back at the exact right time and sit there off to the side waiting for ten minutes and this woman is just AWFUL and demeaning her assistants and being so rude. They were giving it right back to her, but it still made me sick and I'll NEVER walk right into another situation like that.

I almost wanted to tap the assistant on the arm and say, "...I understand."

My interview with her lasted about forty-five minutes and I SWEAR I was trying to throw this interview. It sounds like it would be fun/exciting in the same way my old office was but I am NOT going through that again. I feel like I already should have "gotten my foot in the door" and don't want to take another job like this.

She also cursed several times and I thought that was weird.

Part Two...

Okay, it was "admin to a gallery."

I thought another nice art gallery.

Oh, no.

It's an art and jewelry dealership next door to my old office office.

I get there and it's PACKED with people with art and jewelry and it kinda smelled.

The woman at the counter gives me an "interview questionierre" which was basically all questions that you would, um, ASK IN AN INTERVIEW.

(Meanwhile, it's 5:30 at this point so, I would think, the end of the work day.)

I was so confused and was there for a good half hour before anybody even GAVE me those questions so I actually started filling-out the questions and it was SUCH a waste of time and nobody even seemed to know I was there so I just got up to leave.

And the door was locked.

And this man was like, "WHERE ARE YOU GOING?"

I say, "I'm just not interested. I thought I was going in for a job interview and then nobody even noticed I was here."

He kept pressing me and I'm like, "LET ME OUT! UNLOCK THE DOOR!"

Honestly, probably very unprofessional on my part, but I was getting a really creepy vibe, so I just wanted to leave. In all of my various jobhunts, I have never done anything like that before...
Oy, where to start? haha.

Had two interviews on Tuesday.

The first was for a job similar to my last one.

I got there about ten minutes early because it was a torrential downpour outside and I just had to get inside. (I figured they would understand! It was so windy and pouring.)

The assistants told me she'd freak-out if I was early and to come back precisely at the time my interview was starting.

I took that as a wonderful sign that I was dealing with another stable, calm, reasonable person

And then I get back at the exact right time and sit there off to the side waiting for ten minutes and this woman is just AWFUL and demeaning her assistants and being so rude. They were giving it right back to her, but it still made me sick and I'll NEVER walk right into another situation like that.

I almost wanted to tap the assistant on the arm and say, "...I understand."

My interview with her lasted about forty-five minutes and I SWEAR I was trying to throw this interview. It sounds like it would be fun/exciting in the same way my old office was but I am NOT going through that again. I feel like I already should have "gotten my foot in the door" and don't want to take another job like this.

She also cursed several times and I thought that was weird.

Part Two...

Okay, it was "admin to a gallery."

I thought another nice art gallery.

Oh, no.

It's an art and jewelry dealership next door to my old office office.

I get there and it's PACKED with people with art and jewelry and it kinda smelled.

The woman at the counter gives me an "interview questionierre" which was basically all questions that you would, um, ASK IN AN INTERVIEW.

(Meanwhile, it's 5:30 at this point so, I would think, the end of the work day.)

I was so confused and was there for a good half hour before anybody even GAVE me those questions so I actually started filling-out the questions and it was SUCH a waste of time and nobody even seemed to know I was there so I just got up to leave.

And the door was locked.

And this man was like, "WHERE ARE YOU GOING?"

I say, "I'm just not interested. I thought I was going in for a job interview and then nobody even noticed I was here."

He kept pressing me and I'm like, "LET ME OUT! UNLOCK THE DOOR!"

Honestly, probably very unprofessional on my part, but I was getting a really creepy vibe, so I just wanted to leave. In all of my various jobhunts, I have never done anything like that before...
Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine
Oh lord, CIBC. Those 2 interviews sound just awful. "another stable calm reasonable person" made me burst out laughing. Honestly - what is going on in the work world of today? How do maniacs like that woman get to be managers? And they're all over the place.

You were smart to get out of the second place when you did. Sounds definitely creepy to me.

Well, I'm sorry that you are having such a crummy time of it. I commiserate. I'm not doing any better than you. I had 2 agency interviews. They seem to really like my personality and they love my great test scores but they tell me it will be very tough for me. Managers won't even consider me since I've been out of work for 2 years (surgery and recovery).

I don't tell anyone I had brain surgery - I say I had a problem with my throat and lost my voice for a while - because brain surgery causes people to freak out and assume I'm brain dead. My voice is much better now, but it isn't perfect which is another drawback.

Well, it's pretty scary but I have another 2 agency interviews next week.

Keep posting, please. It helps me to read your experiences. You're a very good writer - you know that I hope.

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I hate going in places and asking if they're hiring because when they say no, I feel all defeated and embarrassed and I know it shouldn't be embarrassing but ugggh
anyone ever done a group interview? what's that like? how can I prepare? I'm terrified.
I feel sick. I feel like my life is passing me by. I feel panicked that I've lost something and that the rest of my life is going to affected by how far behind I am from seemingly everyone else.
Originally Posted by kat180
OMG. I know exactly how you feel. It's why I don't sleep well much anymore. I'm going to be 37 next month and I'm still not where I should be. I feel like this even with 2 Masters so I know degrees aren't the problem.

Most of my classmates have teenage children and have been at their jobs for 10-15 years now.
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I just started my job hunt 3 weeks ago, maybe a month. I really can't remember. I might have a job interview soon and that's very exciting. It's for a restraunt so it isn't anything huge, but I'm 20 and my mother saw no need for me to have a job growing up. I'm planing to work if i get this job as well as go to school. Online classes during the summer, and a mix of online/in person during the fall. My mother flipped when I mentioned the idea. But to put it bluntly she doesn't have a lot of money, and my younger sister(1 and her sons father(19) who both live with us aren't working or trying to get a job.

If my mother wants to support 2 perfectly capable young adults, and their children that is her business. I myself hate the idea of my mom paying my way, especially since she has trouble breaking even. I've always had plans for myself and i feel as much as my mom will fuss I'm 20 and it's time I do for myself at least financially. I'm also considering moving out within the next 10 months. I just can't live in a house where people complain about money and complain about my way of getting where i want blowing up when I mention it.
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I did a phone screen for a job that sounded like it would be awesome. They said if I don't hear from them by the end of the week I could contact them. I emailed the lady and she said that they decided to fill the position internally. They probably already had someone all picked out, so why waste my time? This is why I hate getting my hopes up about anything, they always get crushed.
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Oy, where to start? haha.

Had two interviews on Tuesday.

The first was for a job similar to my last one.

I got there about ten minutes early because it was a torrential downpour outside and I just had to get inside. (I figured they would understand! It was so windy and pouring.)

The assistants told me she'd freak-out if I was early and to come back precisely at the time my interview was starting.

I took that as a wonderful sign that I was dealing with another stable, calm, reasonable person

And then I get back at the exact right time and sit there off to the side waiting for ten minutes and this woman is just AWFUL and demeaning her assistants and being so rude. They were giving it right back to her, but it still made me sick and I'll NEVER walk right into another situation like that.

I almost wanted to tap the assistant on the arm and say, "...I understand."

My interview with her lasted about forty-five minutes and I SWEAR I was trying to throw this interview. It sounds like it would be fun/exciting in the same way my old office was but I am NOT going through that again. I feel like I already should have "gotten my foot in the door" and don't want to take another job like this.

She also cursed several times and I thought that was weird.

Part Two...

Okay, it was "admin to a gallery."

I thought another nice art gallery.

Oh, no.

It's an art and jewelry dealership next door to my old office office.

I get there and it's PACKED with people with art and jewelry and it kinda smelled.

The woman at the counter gives me an "interview questionierre" which was basically all questions that you would, um, ASK IN AN INTERVIEW.

(Meanwhile, it's 5:30 at this point so, I would think, the end of the work day.)

I was so confused and was there for a good half hour before anybody even GAVE me those questions so I actually started filling-out the questions and it was SUCH a waste of time and nobody even seemed to know I was there so I just got up to leave.

And the door was locked.

And this man was like, "WHERE ARE YOU GOING?"

I say, "I'm just not interested. I thought I was going in for a job interview and then nobody even noticed I was here."

He kept pressing me and I'm like, "LET ME OUT! UNLOCK THE DOOR!"

Honestly, probably very unprofessional on my part, but I was getting a really creepy vibe, so I just wanted to leave. In all of my various jobhunts, I have never done anything like that before...
Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine
Oh lord, CIBC. Those 2 interviews sound just awful. "another stable calm reasonable person" made me burst out laughing. Honestly - what is going on in the work world of today? How do maniacs like that woman get to be managers? And they're all over the place.

You were smart to get out of the second place when you did. Sounds definitely creepy to me.

Well, I'm sorry that you are having such a crummy time of it. I commiserate. I'm not doing any better than you. I had 2 agency interviews. They seem to really like my personality and they love my great test scores but they tell me it will be very tough for me. Managers won't even consider me since I've been out of work for 2 years (surgery and recovery).

I don't tell anyone I had brain surgery - I say I had a problem with my throat and lost my voice for a while - because brain surgery causes people to freak out and assume I'm brain dead. My voice is much better now, but it isn't perfect which is another drawback.

Well, it's pretty scary but I have another 2 agency interviews next week.

Keep posting, please. It helps me to read your experiences. You're a very good writer - you know that I hope.

The curly faerie needs to blow some magic dust on us both!
Originally Posted by curlypearl
Thank you so much, cp!

I went to a very nice staffing agency called Clarity in NYC...have you tried that one?
I feel sick. I feel like my life is passing me by. I feel panicked that I've lost something and that the rest of my life is going to affected by how far behind I am from seemingly everyone else.
Originally Posted by kat180
OMG. I know exactly how you feel. It's why I don't sleep well much anymore. I'm going to be 37 next month and I'm still not where I should be. I feel like this even with 2 Masters so I know degrees aren't the problem.

Most of my classmates have teenage children and have been at their jobs for 10-15 years now.
Originally Posted by afrosheenqueen
Again, I completely feel the same way...it's gonna be okay....right?
Oy, where to start? haha.

Had two interviews on Tuesday.

The first was for a job similar to my last one.

I got there about ten minutes early because it was a torrential downpour outside and I just had to get inside. (I figured they would understand! It was so windy and pouring.)

The assistants told me she'd freak-out if I was early and to come back precisely at the time my interview was starting.

I took that as a wonderful sign that I was dealing with another stable, calm, reasonable person

And then I get back at the exact right time and sit there off to the side waiting for ten minutes and this woman is just AWFUL and demeaning her assistants and being so rude. They were giving it right back to her, but it still made me sick and I'll NEVER walk right into another situation like that.

I almost wanted to tap the assistant on the arm and say, "...I understand."

My interview with her lasted about forty-five minutes and I SWEAR I was trying to throw this interview. It sounds like it would be fun/exciting in the same way my old office was but I am NOT going through that again. I feel like I already should have "gotten my foot in the door" and don't want to take another job like this.

She also cursed several times and I thought that was weird.

Part Two...

Okay, it was "admin to a gallery."

I thought another nice art gallery.

Oh, no.

It's an art and jewelry dealership next door to my old office office.

I get there and it's PACKED with people with art and jewelry and it kinda smelled.

The woman at the counter gives me an "interview questionierre" which was basically all questions that you would, um, ASK IN AN INTERVIEW.

(Meanwhile, it's 5:30 at this point so, I would think, the end of the work day.)

I was so confused and was there for a good half hour before anybody even GAVE me those questions so I actually started filling-out the questions and it was SUCH a waste of time and nobody even seemed to know I was there so I just got up to leave.

And the door was locked.

And this man was like, "WHERE ARE YOU GOING?"

I say, "I'm just not interested. I thought I was going in for a job interview and then nobody even noticed I was here."

He kept pressing me and I'm like, "LET ME OUT! UNLOCK THE DOOR!"

Honestly, probably very unprofessional on my part, but I was getting a really creepy vibe, so I just wanted to leave. In all of my various jobhunts, I have never done anything like that before...
Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine
Oh lord, CIBC. Those 2 interviews sound just awful. "another stable calm reasonable person" made me burst out laughing. Honestly - what is going on in the work world of today? How do maniacs like that woman get to be managers? And they're all over the place.

You were smart to get out of the second place when you did. Sounds definitely creepy to me.

Well, I'm sorry that you are having such a crummy time of it. I commiserate. I'm not doing any better than you. I had 2 agency interviews. They seem to really like my personality and they love my great test scores but they tell me it will be very tough for me. Managers won't even consider me since I've been out of work for 2 years (surgery and recovery).

I don't tell anyone I had brain surgery - I say I had a problem with my throat and lost my voice for a while - because brain surgery causes people to freak out and assume I'm brain dead. My voice is much better now, but it isn't perfect which is another drawback.

Well, it's pretty scary but I have another 2 agency interviews next week.

Keep posting, please. It helps me to read your experiences. You're a very good writer - you know that I hope.

The curly faerie needs to blow some magic dust on us both!
Originally Posted by curlypearl
Thank you so much, cp!

I went to a very nice staffing agency called Clarity in NYC...have you tried that one?
Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine
No - thanks so much for the tip. I'm registered with 3 agencies. So far - nada. Are you looking for temp as well as perm? Do you have any particular skill set like legal background or desktop publishing or bilingual? I wish I could help you, me, and everyone who is in this position! If I were younger, I'd go back to school to teach English as a second language. There's a big demand for that. Have you thought of getting some additional training or switching fields? I know you want to act - I understand about that. I did some small parts on soaps and dinner theater zillions of years ago.
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Oh lord, CIBC. Those 2 interviews sound just awful. "another stable calm reasonable person" made me burst out laughing. Honestly - what is going on in the work world of today? How do maniacs like that woman get to be managers? And they're all over the place.

You were smart to get out of the second place when you did. Sounds definitely creepy to me.

Well, I'm sorry that you are having such a crummy time of it. I commiserate. I'm not doing any better than you. I had 2 agency interviews. They seem to really like my personality and they love my great test scores but they tell me it will be very tough for me. Managers won't even consider me since I've been out of work for 2 years (surgery and recovery).

I don't tell anyone I had brain surgery - I say I had a problem with my throat and lost my voice for a while - because brain surgery causes people to freak out and assume I'm brain dead. My voice is much better now, but it isn't perfect which is another drawback.

Well, it's pretty scary but I have another 2 agency interviews next week.

Keep posting, please. It helps me to read your experiences. You're a very good writer - you know that I hope.

The curly faerie needs to blow some magic dust on us both!
Originally Posted by curlypearl
Thank you so much, cp!

I went to a very nice staffing agency called Clarity in NYC...have you tried that one?
Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine
No - thanks so much for the tip. I'm registered with 3 agencies. So far - nada. Are you looking for temp as well as perm? Do you have any particular skill set like legal background or desktop publishing or bilingual? I wish I could help you, me, and everyone who is in this position! If I were younger, I'd go back to school to teach English as a second language. There's a big demand for that. Have you thought of getting some additional training or switching fields? I know you want to act - I understand about that. I did some small parts on soaps and dinner theater zillions of years ago.
Originally Posted by curlypearl
Ohhhhhhhh, no. I don't act...I write
Just got this rejection...

I wanted to thank you for your interest in the position at the .... We have decided to make an offer to another candidate. Still, I want you to know that you were a very strong applicant and that we thoroughly enjoyed learning about you and your experience from your submission. I hope you'll keep me posted on your career pursuits.

I never say this...but...WTF?

Why would I keep this person posted on my career pursuits?

Who is she?!
CIBC: You write - Aha! I got it. No wonder you are having a very tough time. I need to read these threads more carefully.

Sometimes, it's more of a curse than a blessing to have talent. Also, I know you are dealing with a mother who gives you grief over your career.

Good luck - hang in there.
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CIBC: You write - Aha! I got it. No wonder you are having a very tough time. I need to read these threads more carefully.

Sometimes, it's more of a curse than a blessing to have talent. Also, I know you are dealing with a mother who gives you grief over your career.

Good luck - hang in there.
Originally Posted by curlypearl
I write a bunch of things, mainly plays, and was off-Broadway last summer...the jobs I've had have ALWAYS been in the middle of the Broadway community, been very low-paying but have also been really great experiences, despite the craziness and occasional abuse, and have helped me make some good connections. Even though I've technically been quite successful as a playwright, I haven't made much money from it, which is how my mom measures my success with my writing!

Right now, honestly, I think I'm willing to give-up another career in a theatrical setting and just find something nice and pleasant with a much better paycheck than I would have made in a theatre office so I can focus on writing more.
I have an interview at 11:30 today. The woman was extremely nice and friendly who set it up. It sounds like a good company in a nice area...we shall see...I'm also meeting a friend for lunch right after it, so I'm trying to balance things out/be social as long as this is going on.
I have an agency interview at 11:00 today. Maybe we will both be lucky today (xing fingers).

It's a good idea to balance these interviews with something social or fun afterward. Sometimes I feel like I'm putting my life on hold because I am so worried about $$, and I think - when I get a job I will ....

Not good. Even if I never get a job, I can't let life stop on that account. I'll just adjust and be frugal.

Good luck CIBC - and me!
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Allrighty...i am calling song #7854 of my job search musical "all the men are wearing yalmlkees and there are stuffed giraffes everywhere here"...
The woman basically told me they wanted to meet me because my cover letter was excellent and showed personality and I would lighten up all the stuffy financial types. (I guess all those stuffed giraffes weren't enough???)

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