View Full Version : Need good job vibes/thoughts...
01-18-2006, 05:55 PM
I am currently a contractor in my field (technical writing). I have submitted resumes for several jobs (permanent and contract) in the last couple weeks, and I got a heads up from someone I know at one company that I should be expecting a phone call in the next 2 days from HR.
The good news is that it is a permanent position with benefits (very important to me, having been without them several times in the last 3 years).
The bad news is that I sometimes interview badly. Cheeks flushed, deer in the headlights look, etcetera. In all honesty, I've only interviewed 6 times in my career field (I got 5 out of those 6 jobs) - so it's a confidence thing.
Please, could I get some positive vibes and thoughts for me in the coming week? I love contracting, but I hate the uncertainty. I really want this job. My current contract position is over by February 28th (sooner if I get this job - the manager understands my situation).
01-18-2006, 06:21 PM
Oh no... not the deer in the headlights! LOL! I'm sure you'll do fine... when you know what you want, it's easier to be confident about getting it.
My dh likes to try to make the interviewer laugh (risky business if you ask me). One time he was asked, "What did you do to prepare for this interview?" He lifted up his tie and said, "I bought this tie." LMAO! My guy is so weird sometimes.
01-18-2006, 06:23 PM
Oh girl.... I so know what you are talking about! I HATE interviews! lol! I know that I am capable of the work but BOMB the interview.... Sending good vibes.... let us know what happens!
01-18-2006, 06:36 PM
Good luck! Keep this in mind. Coming from a manager of people, leading the interview can be JUST as bad sometimes. Remember, we are people, too. LOL!
01-18-2006, 08:35 PM
Good luck, Rachel. I used to interview people a lot for open positions in our department. Go in with full confidence in your abilities, dress well, and ask questions - you will do fine. I'm sending you good vibes.
01-18-2006, 09:35 PM
hey Rachel, I'm praying for you RIGHT NOW. I hope it turns out very well for you -- be sure give us an update, huh? :)
01-18-2006, 10:02 PM
What's always helped me (I've been the same way in interviews) is to go in with the attitude that it isn't the end-all-be-all if it doesn't work. I know that's hard in your position of needing a job with bennys, but be confident in your experience and know the world won't stop if you don't get it. It'll suck if it doesn't work. But you'll move on and get something else.
Go in knowing that. I know when I feel something bombing, I get more nervous and more desperate and look even more stupid. If I'm bombing but I realize that, in the end, I'll still be ok, I can bounce back a little.
My favorite quote right now is: "Everything will be all right in the end. If it's not all right, it's not the end."
It's all in the attitude girl.
You can do it!
01-18-2006, 10:35 PM
Many good job vibes comin' your way!!!!
01-18-2006, 10:39 PM
You can do it, Rachel!
I'll be thinking of you!
01-20-2006, 01:55 PM
I have been thinking of you... did you get the call?
01-20-2006, 02:52 PM
I should get the call by the end of today. I'm not stressing too much - it's better than not knowing if I'm going to get one.
01-20-2006, 03:57 PM
Got the call for the interview! :)
01-20-2006, 04:11 PM
Yay! When is it? I need to know when to send out my strongest "good luck" vibes. :)
01-20-2006, 05:11 PM
Oh YAY Rachael! Now, during the interview, just think of all us chicks who believe in you! I know you can do it!
01-23-2006, 05:34 PM
Well, the HR person and I finally connected over the phone at lunch today. I don't have a firm date/time set for the interview, but I will know tomorrow. It will be on Monday 1/30, Tuesday 1/31, or Wednesday 2/1. Sounds like she had six candidates (including me) to schedule, so that's the reason for the uncommitted date.
Yes, in case you are wondering, it *does* take forever to get a permanent job in this town in the high tech industry. I submitted my resume on 12/9, the opening was accepting resumes until 12/31, follow up questionnaires were sent and received by 1/9, and it took them until 1/20 to contact the lucky candidates.
Good thing I'm still on this contract - because this could take forever by the time they decide! :)
01-23-2006, 05:51 PM
Yeesh, sounds so stressful. We're rootin' for you!
01-23-2006, 06:36 PM
Good luck, girlie!!!
01-23-2006, 07:42 PM
You so have this! They only pulled in 6 people for the interview... that means they already have faith in your abilities. You totally have this in the bag! I'll send you good vibes, but you don't need them, you've already got it!
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