Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A Break in the Silence

Well, long time no update. The main reason for that is I have been going through one of the longest interview processes in my live. It spanned almost two months with three interviews and one test. Everyone was so nice and everything.
And I got the job. :3
I can't tell you how happy I am about this. All the stress of looking and here it is. I have to say I did not find this job on my own. I did work with a hiring agent and she was very helpful. Two actually, both at different companies and both were very nice and helpful.
I can't believe I don't have to keep waiting to hear back on an interview anymore.
I can't tell you how badly I wanted this job. The people I met were wonderful and it just felt right. They have a wonderful training program. The are also closer to my home so I will have a shorter commute. They also have wonderful benefits.
The only problem is that my new school is now my old school. The advance program was so rigorous that if I had to choose my job or my grades... Well, I chose my job before it got to that point. While this program was not for me I have nothing but good things to say about the people that I met.
While talking about school and degrees at work they asked me if I was going to make this job a career. At first I didn't understand what them meant but upon asking they said that this company values experience over degrees. I can't tell you how thrilled I was to hear this. They also said that if I do feel that I want a degree that there was another, far cheaper, school that I could go to and that the company does tuition reimbursement.

I really do love this job.

Right now I am starting a 6 month training program. Barring the whole IT department disappearing my first week, things are going well. I have a while before I will be able to pull my weight but I have been reassured that this is normal for this position.

So. Happy.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Lot of News

Starting my first class at my new college tomorrow night. It's insanely expensive college but unfortunately we are in a world that I need a bit of paper to tell people I know what I am talking about. Stressful.

Then in another week I'll be starting my new job. So even more stress due to giving my two week notice and having to wait the two weeks to start. I didn't think that it would be stressful but it is. The interviewing took almost two months and I can't wait to start.

And! I need to try and scrounge up $1,240 for a website/project/service/business thing. It's a wonderful idea and service. I just do not have the funds this moment and I have been advised to try and get it up as soon as I can. Joy, more stress.

So! Over all hiring agents are the best thing ever and don't ever think you have to stay with one that is treating you poorly. And keep looking. The jobs might not seem like they are out there but you will find something eventually.

You wouldn't believe how many people called in about my job opening that never showed up to fill out the application. My soon-to-be-old manager said he got 62 responses via e-mail for the position but so far I have only seen 6 come in to fill out the application. Just e-mailing a company your resume does not cut it if they tell you to come in person.

Oi... So much stress.