But this time it went really well!
I like this place, it’s family owned, operated, and oriented. It has a nice homey feel to it, some place I could be happy and useful and not feel like just another spoke in a great big wheel. I liked the lady who interviewed me we had a nice long chat and I was smart enough to bring my letters of recommendation with me so I could give them to her.
The ad stated they were looking for part-time clerical help but by the end of the interview she was talking about taking me on full-time to help out with the office work and to help out with their marketing. I was confused at first but I told her all about the electronic newsletter I instituted for the Union and how I overhauled that mess of a website site. We talked about social media marketing and both of us decided we’re not fans of Twitter. LOL But, this was only the second interview wherein I brought up my books and all the marketing I did for them, my own website, how I made all the book covers and all of that. I told the lady at Connecticut College about them very briefly but this lady was interested in everything I’d done for the books. So I guess maybe that will go in my favor. Let’s hope so anyway. She asked if I could help out with their website. They already have a very nice site unlike the one I walked into for the Union. I told her that I could probably do some updates on it for them and be useful to them there. I looked at it on my phone yesterday so when I got home I looked at on Ye Olde Computer and snuck a peek at the code, it’s pretty much straight HTML like I’m used to so I wouldn’t foresee many problems just doing a few updates here and there on it…ya know like removing the cell in the slideshow that’s advertising their ‘end of the year sale’. 🙂 Yeah, I can do that. I can take over or at least help out with their newsletter. I can make up graphics for their Facebook/Twitter/Instagram pages letting people know whenever something’s on sale and disseminating other news important to the company and their customers. They like to do flyers and booklets, stuff like that. I would be able to get in on those things too. They actually have PhotoShop so I wouldn’t have to use Pixlr anymore doing graphics online as I had to do for the Union. I would be able to produce better graphics for them because they have the proper tool for the job.
I’m hoping I get this job it really does seem like the perfect fit for me. A little office work. A little creative work. Yeah, that would be great. She seemed happy when I told her that I could start right away. She has more interviews to do on Monday so she’ll let me know next week. I really hope they pick me.
In case they don’t, after I left I was close to County Hearing and Balance where I had an interview earlier this week so I went there, popped my head in the door, and let them know I was still interested in the position. They’re still doing interviews so they haven’t made a decision yet. I wouldn’t mind working there either, it would be a good job, it also has a bit of a homey feel to it.
The interviews are over for this week so that’s nice. I haven’t heard from a single recruiter today so that’s nice too. I have some breathing space for the next few days. This week has been crazy with interviews, phone calls, and emails. Weird, huh? I go for weeks without hearing a word from anyone then all of a sudden I’m bombarded to the point I find myself wanting to hide in a hole to get away from it all. Very strange.
I would love to go back to work and get out of this house. Let’s hope they think I’m the right gal for the job.