this job in pierre i interviewed for, i haven’t felt this good about a possible job since the newsleaders. of all the jobs i’ve interviewed for this year, it is the most promising, work-wise, people-wise, city-wise. the people are nice, newsleader-ish, the job itself is completely graphic design, which is the easiest thing for me to walk into, and i’ve always liked south dakota, and i’d only be 160 miles from the black hills 😀
so, i am supposed to hear early this week. if i don’t get this job, i will probably be the most depressed i’ve been since i lost my job (well, not really the losing it part, that job in itself made me depressed). the interview went well, as far as i could tell, and we’ll see what happens.
if i don’t get it, walmart here i come. poo. as soon as i hear, i will post results.
know what’s annoying, and rather disconcerting? i went to two interviews for the job in waseca, the guy said he was impressed, etc, etc, then i called him and explained the situation about the graduate assitantship, and he told me that they don’t know when they’re going to fill the position, they don’t know who, blah blah blah, and i should take the GA.
so today i was looking at jobs on the MN workforce site, and they had posted another job listing for that job. ??? not only that, but the pay went up!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME!?!?
i am so sick and tired of looking for jobs. i am not looking forward to doing it come october/november. i don’t know if the master’s will help or not. i’m kind of scared.
so after about 5 hours today at my temp job i was ready to go home. i forgot what a pain it is to work! all i wanted to do was go sit on my couch and watch the national geographic channel.
but at least it’s interesting and not boring. i get to make corrections on a bunch of documents that have already been through proofing once. i’m not sure how long it’s going to last, but here it is: my first “tomorrow’s friday!” in three months. hee hee. AND i get paid $14.25/hr. not so bad for a temperooni.
I have an interview at the liturgical press at st. john’s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i have been sending resumes to CSB/SJU for 5 years now. everything that has come open that looks even semi-related to what i want to do i sent a resume to. i bet i’ve sent upwards of 25 resumes. and finally. after 5 years of doing this. i get in. you have no idea how ecstatic i am. if i get a job therE? OMG. i would absolutely die from bliss.
here’s the job description:
Post secondary school training in graphic design, art production, scanning, color correction, layout, and photography desired. Undergraduate degree preferred. Training in marketing or demonstrable skills; 3-5 years experience in graphic design and print production or demonstrable skill of intermediate or greater level. Advanced skills in InDesign, Quark Xpress, Photoshop Illustrator and Word for Macintosh. Ability to coordinate and maintain multiple projects, analyze information and organize work priorities.
exactly what i’m looking for!!omgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomg
my interview today went SO well. omg. it lasted an hour, and the interviewer lady was about my age (maybe a couple years older). she looked at my stuff and said “see, this is who i want, someone like me who is organized and creative.” plus, my dad knows the owner, so that’s cool. he’s sending him a letter giving me a recommendation (which i’m scared about). plus, i brought up the fact that my dad knows wayne in the interview, so that was good too.
i should know by the end of the week whether i have a second interview or i have the job (not sure if she’s doing 2nd interviews). the pay is $13-18/hr, so not bad. i’ll take $15 and over, i think. the job would start at the end of may, so that’s another month of goofing off that i’ll have.
i have another interview on friday, so that should be fun. too much driving this week! oy!
i applied to a job in houston, mn, that i really shouldn’t have. it only pays $10 an hour, and it’s for a printer, not an ad agency or anything like that.
so, i sent an email with the resume and stuff in it, and i got a reply, asking when i could come in for an interview and fill out an application. so, since the job only pays $10/hr, i asked if i could do a phone interview, since it takes up to four hours to get down there. here is his response:
If you want a job we should to see your smiling face.
We want to see your smiling face cause we will be living together 8 hours a day five days a week. We are kinda picky as to whom we live with.
Do you know Illustrator?
Can you do web page design?
Can you do animation in an email?
Do you work well with others?
Will you fit in with the group that is here?
Will you come to work every day and be productive?
If you can convince me that the answers to these questions are YES without coming in to see me face to face.
Then you are hired.
You have two options:
#1. Come in to do a face to face interview.
#2. Convince me via the email that the answers to my questions are yes.
Which do you chose? #1. OR #2.
Thank You for your time.
ok, so i agree that i should go see this guy in person (if i want the job), but for $10/hr??? and this email seems…i don’t know…kind of odd. should i blow him off or try to do what he asks in a return email?
i have been feeling like i’m floundering a bit lately. i’m almost to the half-way point in my unemployment and i haven’t gotten anywhere, job-wise. i’ve had 5 interviews since december, but i still haven’t gotten a job. i don’t know what’s going wrong, exactly? i mean, i try to be personable in interviews, i’m not limiting myself, location-wise. i try to ask questions, i do my research beforehand, i have a strong handshake, etc. etc.
although i rather like being unemployed, i’m in a semi-panic because of the money issue. i know when the time comes, i’ll just have to get a job at walmart or someplace, but what will that look like on my resume? how on earth do i explain that? “yeah, no one would hire me and i had to get money somewhere.” after 7 years of experience, i have walmart on my resume.
even if i get one of the graduate assistantships i applied for, i still have to find a job in december. i don’t know if it will be easier or harder to find a job with a master’s degree. it might be easier because i can apply for jobs where they want master’s degrees, but it might be harder because people might think i’m overqualified.
oh, and i have to say, i hadn’t had one interview in the 2 yrs i was NWS, and on my resume i had “pursing master’s degree”. i took that off, and i’ve had my 5 interviews in 4 months. coincidence? maybe….
i peruse the mnworks.org and careerbuilder sites every day and apply for relevant jobs, but there are so few graphics jobs opening up (even state-wide!) that i only really have to look once a week.
this is getting old.
i am one of two finalists. i find out on tuesday!
they’d better choose me!!
everyone has to give me good vibes tomorrow and friday for this job. i need the good vibes. i need this job. i want to quit my job.
mom has convinced me to at least wait until i hear about this job before quitting my current one. which means if i find out on friday, i can quit on monday. so i neeeeeed the vibes.
if i quit without a job, we have enough money to live for a couple months, but i’d rather spend the money on a new computer.