Monday, October 5, 2009

10/09/09 - Will My Life Change Forever?

10/09/09 might be the day that changes my life again! Yep, I’m hopeful that 10/09/09 is a GREAT day. I hope that I walk into the office & use my experience, education & charm to “blow them away.”

That’s right – I have a job interview on 10/09/09! Without going into too much detail, I realize that while I love my career, I don’t think my current employer is the long term place for me. I don’t see myself exploring or even realizing my full potential where I am. I haven’t been actively seeking another position, but I’ve placed my resume on several employment recruiting websites. Lucky for me, I received an email about 2 weeks ago with a request for a phone interview. Initially, I was feeling extremely guilty about even doing the phone interview. I felt like I was betraying my current employer by toying with the thoughts of leaving for a better opportunity. I had to overcome that feeling though. After talking to former colleagues of mine who have been in the industry more years than I’ve been alive, they made me realize that companies are no longer loyal to people, just as people are no longer loyal to companies. I need to do what’s best for me & my career. So with tons of words of encouragement, I had my first phone interview in 2 years with an international consulting firm.

Initially I had butterflies in my stomach, but I had to tell myself to stay calm throughout the interview, no need to be nervous because it was just a phone interview. The interview went well, the position offers the same type of benefits that I currently have – 80% travel, great healthcare benefits, a nice 401K program, plus the opportunity to travel internationally! International travel is what gets me giddy LOL! I LOOOOOOOOOOVE to see how the “rest of the world” lives! Anyways, interview went well! Of course, I followed up my interview with a very kind thank you email & within 10 minutes of sending out my thank you email, I received a response from the HR manager requesting a face to face interview! Seriously guys, you have no idea how happy I was.

So here’s the scoop on my interview:

10/09/09 I’m flying to Boston for an interview with an international consulting firm. The interview is scheduled to start at 11:30 AM, I’ll have 2 separate interviews, lunch with my potential employer, and then I’m flying back to Atlanta. I received all of the details of my itinerary last Friday, the company has a great financial rating, the opportunity is absolutely fabulous – now I just gotta ace the interview! I haven’t decided what to wear yet, I’m debating about wearing the Evan Picone dress that I purchased last weekend and if not that a black suit from J. Crew….

Wish me luck!!!


Becca Christensen said...

ohmygosh I'm so excited for you! YAY!

I love when opportunities come knocking! : ]

You will do great. I already know.

International travel...whoo hoo!!

Also, love the new blog look.


Soph! said...

ahhh! good luck! this is so exciting! I know you'll do well!


quarter-life lady. said...

This is great news. I'm sure it will go just fine. Just be yourself! :)

Psych Babbler said...

Good luck!

MK said...

Wow, this is great news! :) Good luck, although I doubt you need it. You are very right do look out for feels selfish at first, but its something that you owe yourself. Let us know how it goes!

Short White Coat Notes said...

Best of luck!

Jules said...

What great news! Good luck! :-)

Daisy said...

Ok so my comment is late (sorry!!) but omgosh how I hope the interview went well. We need an update!!!