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good bittersweet news….I was offered a job at the company I applied and interviewed! Today I put in my official notice of resignation at my current job which was very difficult. I am very excited for my new job though so that helped me get through. My start date is in 2 weeks! Last week I wrote about the book Next-Day Job Interview: Prepare Tonight and Get the Job Tomorrow and how great I think the book is. The book was very helpful in every aspect up to getting the job, but said nothing about how to quit your current one. It was very stressful and I ended up googling how to write a letter of resignation. It all turned out fine and everyone is very happy for me and my new opportunity! I am really going to miss all of my coworkers and the company but this is a really good opportunity to move forward with my career.
After work things got even better. My mom, aunt, and cousin, Sarah (who is newly engaged) went wedding dress shopping! She found the PERFECT most beautiful dress for her and when she rang the bell for good luck we all cried! It was such an awesome, emotional experience that I never want to forget! I am soo happy for her We went to dinner after and had a really nice time. Now we are all stuffed and happy.
The boys all go together and played paintball this afternoon. I will have to ask Craig about the details when he wakes up. He has to leave for work tonight at 9pm so he will be up soon. All I know is that they had a good time and I think Craig only got hit once, he is so sneaky! LOL
What a day! I had my interview this morning and it went surprisingly well. I have to call tomorrow to try to pretend to sell him something. This is primarily so he can hear my tone and personality over the phone. The job would be almost entirely on the phone which will be a big change from my current position. I’m excited! After my interview I had to head straight to work which was good. It kept my mind off my interview (for the most part), just can’t wait to hear back.
I want to give a shout out to the book Next-Day Job Interview: Prepare Tonight and Get the Job Tomorrow by Michael Farr and Dick Gaither. My review might be slightly skewed because I only got through about half the book yesterday but I think it is a great interview tool. It is very easy to read and straight to the point, which is good for people like me who get distracted easily. There are some pages for you to write out your strengths and skills. I actually did this and it is amazing how it really helped me convey more of my strengths during the interview. There are sample questions and answers that are very helpful and also tips for answering the questions they are really asking. It is written to apply to anyone no matter what stage in their career. I would recommend this book to everyone who has an interview whether it’s tomorrow or next week!
This morning Craig bought me a quart of chocolate milk at the gas station and it is already gone…I think I might have a problem. It’s so delicious.
Mornings are great. They give you so much hope for what the day might bring. Do you ever have days where you plan on getting so much done and then by mid-afternoon you realize you haven’t accomplished anything? I feel like that happens to me too often.
Tomorrow I have an interview that I want to go very smoothly and today is my day to really prepare. I have the day off work, which is one of the benefits of working retail. You have random weekdays off to get stuff done. I got the dishes done, laundry in the washer, and I’m about to sit down with my interview book and a cup of coffee.
The book is Next Day Job Interview: Prepare tonight and Get the Job Tomorrow. I read through the first few pages last night and am going to read through as much as I can today.
Here’s to hoping that today will be as successful as I have planned!
I have a few interviews coming up in the next couple weeks so I am going to spend some time prepping. Interviews definitely aren’t my strong point but a little preparation will help. I’m thinking about heading over to Barnes & Nobel today to pick up a couple of books. The first book will probably be on interviews. I have searched the internet and have found tons of helpful websites, but a book might be the next step for me. So, if anyone has any recommendations for good interview books or any advice please let me know! Thanks!
The second book I am going to look at is one that my mom recommended. It is called “Identity: Your Passport to Success” by Stedman Graham. This book claims to help you with the process of understanding and discovering your identity. Knowing who you are will help you become successful both personally and professionally. The reviews for this book seem really great and it definitely looks like one worth checking out.