Tuesday, November 8, 2011

{365} 11.8.11 HOORAY!!

As you may know, if you read my blog on a regular basis, that I have been looking for a new job.  If you are new here, you can find the posts HERE.

I have to say, that looking for  a job in this economy is not for the faint at heart!!  In the past, whenever I applied for a job, had an interview, it usually resulted in me being hired.  But nowadays,  with so many people out of work, it is just CRAZY!!  You submit your resume to a black hole, if you're lucky you get a call back, have phone interviews, face to face interviews, rejection emails, behavioral questions (that was new to me!!),  listing your best/worst qualities, and the worst is,  never hearing back from a company...it is like having a part time job, without the pay!

I really started hitting the job market hard, at the end of October, and I am happy to report, that in the end, I had 2 job offers that were both great!!  I ended up taking a position with a pharmaceutical company.  My position will be helping patients with Medicare/private insurance get financial assistance for their high cost non-generic medication.  I think this position will be a really good fit for me!!  It is a temporary position, but I am hoping that after they get to know me and my charming personality, (LOL!), that I will be hired on as a permanent employee *fingers crossed*!!  The one thing that will take a little getting used to is the commute, which will be anywhere from 35-50 min.  And the fact that I will no longer have Fridays off *sad face*, but I am just thankful that I found a job and I am looking forward to this new chapter!! 

november 8 rs  

*yeah I was a little excited when I got the job offer *wink*, and I am sure my neighbors think I am even more crazier than usual now, LOL!  

**I am not the most graceful jumper, I am just sayin'!!


June K said...

Congratulations, Gretchen. I'm so glad that you got an offer. How far is your current commute?

June K said...

Let me re-phrase that . . . how long was the commute to your last job? (I know you mentioned you were staying on a little longer and I didn't know if that ended).

Joy Junktion said...

Who cares about Graceful when You GET THAT JOB!!! Congratulations!
Is it the one in Scottsdale? What was the one you turned down? Maybe I need to apply - JK!! Congrats:)

Patrice said...

Yay go you. Huge congrats Gretchen. I hope you love your new job and I know they'll love you!

Kathy Mc said...

Congratulations, Gretchen! I know I would hate to be scouring the job market looking for a position. Fortunately, I was lucky enough to retire 7 years ago at a young age (opened up a job for someone younger). : ) Think most companies hire temps so they aren't obligated just in case things don't work out the way they want. My guess is…you'll be permanent eventually.
Good luck!

Jodene said...

Congratulations Gretchen! I am so glad to hear about your new job, it sounds perfect! Love the photo :)

jaki said...

Congratulations Gretchen!