…Hopefully will be this week!
Its been a while since I’ve blogged but Yes I’ve got a job! I actually have had a job for two weeks, though not the one I actually am starting next week. Let me explain…
Two weeks ago I had a interview with a public sector organisation (I won’t name it) and the following day I was offered the job which I accepted over the phone. However, I had been invited to an interview with a charity in the following week and I decided that I wanted to still go (I wanted that job more than the one that I had accepted).
That interview was last Wednesday and on Saturday I got a very nice rejection letter offering me feedback If I wanted it. In the meantime I had been invited to two more interviews happening next week (and the public sector org hadn’t been in touch at all) and I had decided to attend them. However, that all changed yesterday….
2.30pm – Director of the Charity rings up to give me interview feedback. All very positive – I missed out on the job because the candidate they had offered the job to had more experience working with disabled people. I met all the essential criteria and did a really good interview etc etc, just unfortunate for e that someone else met one criteria point better than I did!
3.30pm – Director of the charity rings back up. I look at the phone and think that she has misdialled my number mistakenly. Almost don’t pick up but in the end I do. The Director tells me that in the hour that she last rang me the ‘winning’ candidate has rung to decline the job offer and that she would really like me to take the role! Cannot believe my ears and say that I would love the role – then promptly fall up the stairs as I run up to give Andrew my news who is working away in the office and before contacting the other job (which was only temporary anyway and not as varied as the role I’m taking)
So I have a job! Yay! I can’t wait (and some people will think I am mad for saying this) to be a commuter again, be back in a city (the role is based really centrally in the City) and learn some new things. I really do think this job has come along at the most perfect time – I’ve really enjoyed being at home and seeing Andrew lots (as he has an office at home), baking lots, going to the beach, and not really having a routine (but still getting lots of things done) but definitely feel the time is right to get back into the world of office life. As of next week all of this will change and as a married couple, Mr B and I will surely have to change our routines that we’ve built up over the last few weeks but we’ve found that as we work so well together, we’re not to worried about it. I also realise that at a time when the job market is not in a brilliant state, I have been able to take advantage of a few interviews and not having to wait that long before I get recruited, there are many people who have filled in endless application forms with no success, attended interviews with no feedback to improve, so I realise how fortunate I have been to bypass that.
I guess I might not have as much time to blog as much as I have but will try and keep it up as much as I can!