Wednesday, July 14, 2010

New Job

I have one. I cannot even begin to explain the amount of jumping up and down and around in circles I did once I got off the phone. I screamed with excitement when I saw the number on the caller ID and quickly had to compose myself so I could answer the phone. The VP of HR (one of the 3 ladies that I interviewed with) called me and said that they already had a great impression of me that was magnified by the referrals I received. Thank you, thank you, thank you to those that are my referrals. I know you have given memore than a couple since this journey began and I thank you all. Drinks are on me.....well once I get that new paycheck at least!

It started yesterday when I received a text from one of my fantastic referrals saying that "company X called for a referral and did I know that I walked on water?" I replied, "I'm so freaking excited right now that I wouldn't be surprised if I could!" The anticipation only grew from then and I was waiting and waiting for a call back about the job. When I got one, that's when the jumping began.

I am so very excited about this opportunity. I'll be working for a fantastic and very large nonprofit. I'll handle Human Resources activities for them including recruitment and screening, drug test follow-ups, background checks and some payroll. There are also some major growth opportunities as well. When I interviewed with them, it was the very first time someone appreciated my Masters degree. In the countless interviews I've been on since I received it, nearly every single interviewer has said something like, "You have a Masters. How do we know we're going to keep you? Why do you even want to work here when you're so overqualified?" In every interview I went on I felt like it was more of hindrance than a leg up. This VP appreciated my education and the field I received it in. It's where she wants to go and a lot of my previous experience also matches her plans for the futures. Even if I hadn't gotten an offer, it was really nice to hear some appreciation for the education I have received.

6 comments:

  1. WHAT UP?! The world's finally catching notice that you're awesome. So freaking happy for you lady!

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  2. That is SO great! CONGRATS! : )

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  3. Wooohooo, fantastic! Congratulations!!!

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  4. Congrats on the new job--what a relief that must be!

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