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Registered: 11-03-2012
Fri, 11-30-2012 - 9:01am

I have to admit this was one of the best interviews I've been on.  Not so much in getting a job (I'm not sure about that) but I learned a lot. 

They liked my degree.  The man who was interviewing said that his only concern was that I didn't have experience.  SIGH.  I run into that one a lot.  I try to pull from all of the volunteer positions I've held over the years.  But when it's in an interview and you're on the spot- it's hard. 

Talked to him for over an hour.  Really nice guy.  What blew me away was that his undergrad degree was in engineering- and he's making 3/4 of what he'd be making at this non-profit than what he'd be making out as an engineer.  Just goes to show you that you don't go into social services for a big paycheck :)

I answered questions as best I could.  I'll probably not hear anything for another week or so- he's got a couple of other people to talk to.  Even if I don't get it- it's ok.  I'm kind of beginning to realize what I need to do to "market" myself- and the top thing is going to be going over to the employment commission and have them take a look at my resume. 


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In reply to: comom12
Fri, 11-30-2012 - 10:27am
You can ignore my question in the other thread, I hadn't opened the main page yet to see you posted. I am glad you learned some things, and who knows, maybe youy dazzled him enough to want to take a chance on you! Its so frustrating when person after person says you don't have the experience, well, you aren't going to get the experience unless someone is willing to take a chance on you! I hope you hear something soon, it would be an awesome holiday present to know you'd have a new job for the new year!!! Crossing my fingers for you!!
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In reply to: comom12
Fri, 11-30-2012 - 12:05pm

Good luck to you! The waiting is the worst! I think it's a good sign that you talked with him for over an hour.