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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

my year in review.Job Hunting

Well today is the last day of the year so I decided to write my last blog for 2008.

So I decided to entitle it my year in review.

On December of 2007 I graduated with my bachelor’s degree. So I was on the job hunt as soon as the begging of 2008.I has to say this was the most trying time in my life. I had a very hard time finding a Job; I was like I went to college for four years and barrow all that money to pay my student loan, and now I am out of school and I cant even gets a job.

I was really frustrated with the situation I even started gaining weight because of the stress I was undergoing. So after one month passed and I was unable to get a job I stated registering with agencies something that I wish I did not have too do.

I had my resume posted on all the website that I knew of and I got allot of call and interviews. I passed up allot of offer due to the fact that they we sales, which I later regret because I could not get the job I wanted to.

So one day I receive a call from a company that I wanted to work with. The position was a Staff Accounting position so I was really exited; my friend was working at the company so she gave me resume to her manager, who gave me the call.

Here I was much exited so I put on a blue suit that I barrowed from my uncle and I tie also belonging to him. Looking very sharp and feeling very confident but nervous at the same time I got on the Long Island Rail Road and went in the city to meet with this guy.

So I went in went through all the normal procedures of signing up the relevant paper works. So here came this guy he was black which a little surprise was and that fact also brought me some level of comfort and hope at the same time. So we went to the conference room where we went on with the interview and they guy wanted to hire me on the spot he was very impressed with my qualifications and the way I presented myself.

At the end of the interview he said Mr. Jackson; this job is yours, so I went out of the building with a sense a victory and accomplishment. I was really fired up and exited!

So I stopped to get a cup of coffee, because I know they normally call in about half of an hour after we did the interview. And so said so done, they called and give me a date which was the fallowing Monday to come in to meet with the CEO for the final interview.

Now as you could imagine I was really gassed up and exited, so I went on the train back home dancing to the music on my iPod.

Went home very happy, this was Saturday and the second interview was Monday, so I was really looking forward to Monday Saturday and Sunday could not go by fast enough.

So it finally came I made sure I had my clothes well prepared, I read up on the company was really ready to killed the interview. However I did not locked my self in tot his so I was still going thought my normal rounds which is wake up look for new post on the job sites.

So I decided to check my email and I saw a email from the guy who I did the interview with, I was hesitant to open it, so I did and the guys exact works were this” I am sorry buy my CEO went behind his back and Hired his friend nephew. It was not because you were not qualified enough or anything, it’s just a very unfortunate situation.

Now you could just imagine how I felt when I read this email, I could not believe this I had to read it five more times, before I could come to terms with it.

My world crumbled at that moment I felt like giving up, but I did not.

I keep on kept on keeping on.

So I decide that I would get registered with and agency, so I went over there by Robert half and got registered, went in for a series of test and an interview, with an young lady, so I went well I went home and I did not get a call until one week later, she had a job line dup for me.

So here I was once more waiting for the name of the company and time of the interview, so I decided that she did not call the time and day she said she was, so I was really worried and I decided to give them a call. Which I did so I asked for her and they told me she was no longer a member of the staff.

Now I really felt like I was never going to get a job, months went by no job so I got really depressed. One day I decided to give the agency a call and I got a new representative. Another month went by and no job until one day he called and said he had an appointment for me, I was really exited, I went on the interview everything went well, I worked at the company for one month and they decided that they wanted me to work with them as a member of staff.
And here I am six months later at the same company, which I am really happy and very comfortable.

The moral of my story is that hard work brings success and you don’t always get exact what you want at the time you want it, never give up the fight, because at the end of every dark tunnel the is a bright light.


Rachel Tamed said...

I remember my after-college round of interviews, luckily I worked in my industry during college, so it was a little easier, but I hated waiting for those call backs. And toward the end of every interview, I would get dizzy and have to pinch myself as hard as I could!

2009 is going to be a better year for both of us. I just know it.

Unbreakable said...

i have to say i admire u optimism. i am in a Job now and looking forward to getting in grad school. and i do want to wish u all the best for 2009

Anonymous said...

I had a similar experience after college an in hindsight feel the same way you do. Great job believing in yourself and not giving up.

Sheri said...

Very inspirational blog post. I'm also having a very hard time finding a job out of college. I know I will get one this year, I just hope I love it!