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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Getting closer and closer to a job

This was a good day....

I had a 2 p.m. interview at one company (won't name them yet, but will after they say yea or nay). I get to said company at 1:45. I sit in the car and brush myself off. My phone rings. It is the hiring manager from another company I interviewed with last Friday, where I'd be working for employers who investigates real estate fraud. They want to bring me in for a second interview. Tomorrow! By the time I get off the phone, it is 2:01 and I'm late for today's interview. But it's ok, because the lady who interviewed me today was late as well.

Anyway, today's (Wednesday) interview was conducted by someone in human resources. It was a writing job. I've never been interviewed for a writing job from someone in human resources. I mean, writing is a specialized task and usually when I interview at other newspapers/publications, the people asking the questions have written/edited before. Or they are currently writing/editing. Did I lose you? Ok, say you are a brain surgeon. You wanna work at ABC Memorial Hospital. The only thing the HR lady does is take down your information, get you to fill out the W2 forms, etc. I mean, she doesn't ask you how you hold up under pressure, or how you remove brain tumors, does she? Of course not, because she is not a surgeon.

So, that's kind of how I felt today, like a surgeon being asked a question by someone who has never been in an operating room. So, I asked the lady if I'd be interviewing with an editor or something. She said she was screening a lot of people and they'd be calling people back in the next few days. Huh? We could have had this discussion over the phone. It's funny, the more I write about what happened, the more I think they probably won't hire me and they already knew it before I got there.

Oh, well... I'm not too depressed because the job I really really really like is the one in which I'd be investigating real estate fraud. The hiring manager who talked to me over the phone emailed me some HR forms to fill out before my interview Thursday morning. She said she wanted me to come in and make sure this is what I wanted to do, and (of course, make sure that I was someone they wanted to hire). She also asked me if I'd be ready to work the first Monday in October because they were going to send their new employees to Tempe, Arizona for some training.

Wooo-hoooo. Not only does it look like my job status is about to change, but it looks like I would/could start off the new job with a siesta in Arizona.

I should know something definitive by tomorrow or Friday.

Meanwhile, the editors at the Austin American-Statesman called me again and want me to cover two high school football games this week, Thursday and Friday.

It's good to be busy again.



Blogger DawnB said...

good luck Kevin, I will keep my fingers crossed and say a prayer. This is really good news.

September 9, 2009 at 10:40 PM  
Blogger Runner Leana said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you Kevin. Best of luck!

September 9, 2009 at 10:54 PM  
Blogger Sadie J said...

ditto! Good luck! Thinking good thoughts for you today...

September 10, 2009 at 8:19 AM  
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September 10, 2009 at 12:25 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Good luck Kevin! I hope something works out for you.

September 10, 2009 at 1:57 PM  

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