This will probably the final job search update before the new year. As it is, I’m incredibly behind in Christmas decorating and I’m planning on traveling between Christmas and New Years… or staying in bed for the whole week, I’m not sure which. Either way I will not be looking for jobs and most companies get the whole week off/are not going to be hiring and/or scheduling interviews because of the holidays. Sound logic I has it. Or excuses… I has them too.
I haven’t applied anywhere lately. I’ve been too busy battling the Christmas lights of death (seriously, they keep going out), trying to find time to decorate the naked tree that’s been in the house for nearly 10 days, trying to get donations to feed Gibbs (donate if you can please), and working two temp/side jobs so that I’m not destitute when the new year begins. All in all, it’s the holidays, survival of the fittest and considering I just found my first gray hair (cue a complete 25 year old tantrum) I’m not sure if I’m winning or not. Holidays 1 Natalie 0.
The only job I’ve heard from is this one Senior Content Writer. I had a “skills” test a few weeks ago, which I’m assuming I passed, since I received a formal interview request. The interview was last Thursday and I think it went well. Since I knew where the office was (had some difficulty finding it the first time) I was a little early and had a nice chat with the receptionist. I was then called into my interview which I expected to be 1 or 2 people. WRONG. I walked into an office with a panel of interviewers. Nothing says HAHAHA like a surprise panel interview. Thankfully, they all had copies of my resume already, because I only brought two extras. I wasn’t incredibly nervous because I felt qualified for the position. Insert panel interview, insert butterflies. When I get nervous I ramble. What could have been a 15 minute interview turned into 45 because when I’m nervous I talk like I write. I blurt out 5 minutes of crap before I realize what my main point is, then I answer the question. Of course on the drive home I thought of much better, more concise answers to some of the questions. This is why I write instead of public speak. I need time to let things percolate. Side Note: I should hear back before or shortly after Christmas. Pray, think happy thoughts, do a job dance, whatever your faith permits you to do. I need this job like the desert needs rain and Forks, WA needs less sparkly vampires.
On a much more serious note: Gibbs has already eaten all the food I bought him last week and needs more. He’s also scheduled to get his feet trimmed tomorrow. I need at least $35 by tomorrow to pay the farrier.
Donate $35 to help Gibbs get his feet trimmed tomorrow.