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Old 07-07-2011, 04:42 AM   #1241
 
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Why does my mother always pretend to be honest? why? why????? I don't want you being honest, but supportive. I posted her a picture with my hair and asked, if it looks acceptable for a job interview. I just pulled my hair with some claw pins off my face.I'm growing out now and I'm at the beginning of a cg journey, I can barely figure out how to make my hair for wearing down. Her answer: ''I like it more on your application picture (It's a rule in Germany to include a picture in the application. Mine was done by a professional photograph and stylist who just combed my hair until it became very big and put a lot of hairspray in). Finally, they liked you with it too''. Fine. Now I feel as I would have nothing to offer except of a hairstyle which I can't remake. I feel exhausted. Why don't she understand, that I need support, not a suggestion, I can't follow? as I asked, whether it looks so bad, because I can't make it the way she liked it, she answered ''no, but its not as good as at the picture though''. Now I'm checking my hair every two minutes in hope to figure out how I could fix it. I should prepare for the interview instead of looking in the mirror. But I can't. CIBC, I really feel with you and send you thousand of hugs. It's devastating to be put down from a person, who 's meant to encourage you. Sorry for complaining girls. I spoke it out and I feel better
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:24 AM   #1242
 
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Well, I guess I'll now be a regular contributor to this thread. I was made redundant earlier this year, but was fortunate enough to find a job very quickly. Very unfortunately, the job was a disaster for so many reasons that I won't go into now. So I'm now job hunting. The economy isn't great here, but I keep telling myself that I'm in a better position than I have ever been to find a job.
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:31 PM   #1243
 
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:34 PM   #1244
 
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Stupid iPod!! Accidentally hit send when I sneezed......

Anyway, I have an interview tomorrow and I feel so sad and don't know why. Maybe because it feels like this is my last chance as a job. All I want to do is cry!
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Old 07-07-2011, 05:45 PM   #1245
 
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Why do you feel like it's your last chance?

I haven't heard from the law firm...
I'm applying to americorps though. There's a position in Chicago.

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Old 07-07-2011, 08:47 PM   #1246
 
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Tati, Sorry - I haven't been following correctly. I'm assuming you aren't in Germany any more? I agree - often we need support, not criticism cloaked as honesty. (((HUGS)))

Trisie - The very best of good luck, to you. It's so much pressure - that may be why you are crying. I'm crossing my fingers for you.

Saila - let us know! It does sound like the perfect job for you.

Piglet - welcome to the thread. That almost sounds sarcastic - but you know we all wish you the best. It's too bad so many of us are in this situation.

Anna, if the law firm doesn't take you - say what I have been saying to myself (and mostly believing) - it's THEIR loss.

CIBC - always thinking of you and hoping for the best for you! Hang in there - something has to break for you.

As for me, I'm now trying retail, customer service, etc. in addition to executive assistant. I've decided if I don't get something by next mid-winter I'm giving up. There's a point at which I'm getting negative returns from the whole process (but I'm much older than most of you). I'll just have to deal with living on the edge financially.
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:12 PM   #1247
 
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A wise friend of mine once told me that eventually we all "land". It's a numbers game and he is so right. It's all about timing. I had the roller coaster of emotions that you all are having. It seemed that no matter what I did nothing seemed to work. The worst part was seeing less qualified people land great jobs. I couldn't figure out what was wrong with me.

Everything happens for a reason. Your turn will come. Probably when you least expect it!!! Please try to stay encouraged. Job hunting is a 40 hour a week job.


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Old 07-07-2011, 09:15 PM   #1248
 
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I have an okay job; it's pretty easy and the pay is pretty good; however, my boss is a micro manager from hell. She is making my life miserable by constantly nitpicking every little thing I do. I feel as though I'm constantly under a microscope. What's really sad is, the stress I'm enduring is putting a strain on my health. Not a day goes by that I want to tell her to stick it where the sun don't shine along with a non lady-like hand gesture and walk out, but I like my house, car and hair products too much.I also wish she'd fire me, so I'd at least get some unemployment before I start my new career as being the person handing out the smiley faces at Walmart. I've never had a problem getting a job but in SC/NC it's really hard. I can't believe they want you to have a Bachelors degree to be a receptionist. I've been looking for about 8 months and I did get two interviews with an attorney's office, but that didn't work out, so I may just suck it up and work for Walmart for $8 less an hour. The perks are, I can get a discount on my hairproducts.

I wish all of you good luck on finding a great job, and pray none of you have to deal with a micro manager.
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:31 AM   #1249
 
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Just finished my undergrad in graphic design. I have been hunting in the job market for a month now, and I have applied to a least 15 jobs. I have yet to have an interview, but I'm very optimistic considering my skills and experience!
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Old 07-08-2011, 04:40 AM   #1250
 
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I have an okay job; it's pretty easy and the pay is pretty good; however, my boss is a micro manager from hell. She is making my life miserable by constantly nitpicking every little thing I do. I feel as though I'm constantly under a microscope. What's really sad is, the stress I'm enduring is putting a strain on my health. Not a day goes by that I want to tell her to stick it where the sun don't shine along with a non lady-like hand gesture and walk out, but I like my house, car and hair products too much.I also wish she'd fire me, so I'd at least get some unemployment before I start my new career as being the person handing out the smiley faces at Walmart. I've never had a problem getting a job but in SC/NC it's really hard. I can't believe they want you to have a Bachelors degree to be a receptionist. I've been looking for about 8 months and I did get two interviews with an attorney's office, but that didn't work out, so I may just suck it up and work for Walmart for $8 less an hour. The perks are, I can get a discount on my hairproducts.

I wish all of you good luck on finding a great job, and pray none of you have to deal with a micro manager.
Mophead, I feel with you. Exactly why I wish to change my job. My chef is a poser, no chance to raise and our cleaning lady is bettter paid than me
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:29 AM   #1251
 
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Just got home from an interview, should I write a thank you email for having me in for an interview or just let it rest? Fiancée says it's a little too much to so that.
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:40 AM   #1252
 
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When I was searching, I worked with a recruiter who insisted that I do it. She even had me send it to her first for review. If I had no interest in the position then I didn't bother (which I know isn't correct). My advice is send one. Better to be safe than sorry!!


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Thanks Andrea. I was told that in high school but that was quite a while ago! Now another question....when to send it? I had the interview today(July
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Just got home from an interview, should I write a thank you email for having me in for an interview or just let it rest? Fiancée says it's a little too much to so that.
Your fiancee is wrong unless this varies by industry. It's pretty much standard to send a thank you follow up email. If you google examples, you can find a good format which not only thanks the interviewer for his/her time but summarizes again why you should be hired.

My last boss thought it was very unprofessional when he didn't get any for the receptionist position he was trying to fill.
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Thanks Andrea. I was told that in high school but that was quite a while ago! Now another question....when to send it? I had the interview today(July
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:20 AM   #1256
 
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I just emailed the two people I met with yesterday to thank them. The one woman just talked to me on the phone for a bit and greeted me and the second guy I talked to for an hour in his office.

I emailed the woman to thank her for setting-up the interview, etc. and she responded and said she forwarded my email to the other guy!

Is that kinda weird?
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I just emailed the two people I met with yesterday to thank them. The one woman just talked to me on the phone for a bit and greeted me and the second guy I talked to for an hour in his office.

I emailed the woman to thank her for setting-up the interview, etc. and she responded and said she forwarded my email to the other guy!

Is that kinda weird?
CIBC, did she forward your mail to another company, you had an interview with?
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Curlypearl that's exactly what my grandma says (:

I'm trying to stay optimistic, but I'm feeling discouraged.

Retail isn't that bad, but I really hope you get something you want. I'm sure you'll get something before next mid winter.

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I just emailed the two people I met with yesterday to thank them. The one woman just talked to me on the phone for a bit and greeted me and the second guy I talked to for an hour in his office.

I emailed the woman to thank her for setting-up the interview, etc. and she responded and said she forwarded my email to the other guy!

Is that kinda weird?
Not weird at all. The woman probably has no input whatsoever into the hiring decision, but the man does. So she forwarded the email to the guy to make sure the guy with the power knows that you are polite and respectful, even toward people who are "not important" like her.

Also, it's a good lesson for everyone not to use a standard template for thank you emails, in case they get forwarded around!
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:49 PM   #1260
 
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Just did my thank you email so, fingers crossed, I'll get noticed a little more.
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