OT: I found a new job........

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Registered: 02-27-2002
OT: I found a new job........
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Tue, 10-30-2012 - 10:27am

Hi,

At the risk of being monotonous in my posts (job/apartment situations!), I wanted to share my good news.  The day after I was laid off, I applied to another position out of the blue - interviewed, then had a second interview with the owner (they checked my references as well).   A job offer came through yesterday.......

I'm kind of blown away - I didn't expect this to happen so soon.  It's exciting and scary all at the same time!! :)

You guys have been so supportive through my situations........I want to thank you and share this piece of positive news.

Also - I hope any of you in the NY area are dry and safe - have seen lots of bad stuff happening on the news with hurricane Sandy.

Sincerely,

Mel :)

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Tue, 10-30-2012 - 10:39am

I am happy for you--what kind of job is it?

My job search is going slowly.  I did get a call from a placement agency guy--they said they couldn't use me for the job I applied for, but he did ask what kidn of jobs I am looking for, so maybe that will lead to something.

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Registered: 02-27-2002
Tue, 10-30-2012 - 10:44am

Hi,

Yes it's really hard these days - I contacted a few of my placement agency contacts but didn't get much of a response.

I've been working in marketing (tough for long term security) but I held a position as an Account Manager for a direct mail company for six years.  This company does direct mail and marketing, so I guess my skill set really helped me land a position.

Do you use Linkedin? I find you can search jobs by specialty/geography, etc.......

Mel

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Registered: 05-14-1999
Tue, 10-30-2012 - 11:41am
Congrats, Mel - That's awesome! I hope you love working there!
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Registered: 05-10-2005
Tue, 10-30-2012 - 4:44pm

That's excellent news - so glad you shared it with us!  New jobs can be scary because they're new, but hopefully you'll settle in quickly.  And they also bring opportunities to learn new things and meet some new people.