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Monday, September 27, 2010

Interviews, Interviews, Interviews

I'm supposed to have today off, but unfortunately have to cover for the other office worker in a couple of hours.  Thankfully it will only be a four hour shift, so it still sort of feels like a day off.  I dropped off a thank you note to the call who interviewed me at the bank on Friday, and I just scheduled an interview at a local urgent care on Wednesday.  The bank position is for a teller, and the urgent care position is for a medical receptionist.  I think I'd do well at either one, but I haven't heard much about the medical receptionist job as of yet.

I think the thing I've learned most about this process is that I'm not as great as I think I am.  Before now, I've never NOT been offered a job at the end of an interview, or very soon afterward.  I have to wait now, hoping they like me enough.  I'm sure part of it is the economy, but I think another big part of it is that there are so many well-educated people in their 20's and 30's here in Jackson.  I'm not at all special for having a degree.  In fact, almost everyone I work with at the float trip company has a college education; they just aren't using it.

I've really had to swallow my pride about this.  There's a part of me that wants to say "Hellllo, obviously I'm the right hire, I've always gotten hired right away!"  But there are a lot of other people out there who are just as qualified as me and have such as much experience.  I'm learning this slowly but surely.

As for right now, I still have 4 more days of work, and then I'll file for unemployment until I get a job.  That's not exactly the worst thing in the world that could happen.  We'll have to see how it goes; I'm hoping to be working in a week or two, and by November 1st at the latest.  One very nice thing from today:  when I dropped off the thank you note at the bank, the gal who interviewed me looked genuinely thankful and surprised that I would write a note.  That's a good sign, isn't it?

Isn't it?

Or am I not being humble again?  The stationery WAS really cute.

Just sayin'.