So, today I went in for what could be considered a routine interview with a staffing company in the area. It’s not one of the more well-known ones, but I have to say that they have good choices when it comes to food in the area.
Yeah, can you tell it was around lunchtime? I wound up getting pure junk – donut holes bought from a convenience store…all because I had a gift card to that particular chain. In the immediate area, there are a couple of Chinese restaurants, take-and-bake just about anything, Italian, custard and even (a rarity for this area) an Indian restaurant in the area.
But, I digress. 😉
I left home about 12.20 for the 1.30 appointment, and I think that I took longer to figure out a place to park than I took to actually get there – and I didn’t even follow one of the routes I “knew” – I took the one that was suggested to me by Google Maps (who now have street view for my area – one of the local stations ran one of those “oh my god, pictures of streets are on the intarwebs; let’s run for cover!” stories…how many of them love satellite images – my thought is that anyone can go and drive through a neighborhood and get the same view as you get on street view – it’s useful to know if there is a light at an intersection, for example).
Anyway, I sit down and fill out the paperwork – the usual stuff; tax forms, employment history, skills, etc., and then wait for a couple of minutes while my consultant is working on something real quick, and we go into one of the closed offices to do the interview.
As far as I can tell, there’s a good possibility that I could be working within a week or two. I’ve had this feeling ever since getting the callback so quickly after submitting my resume to them that it would be a good thing. Now all I have to do is wait for them to call me back and let me know if I will fit in to the job. It think I will.
If you’re curious, the job entails doing some fundraising calling for a charity; it’s not cold-calling, and there’s no pressure sales – if someone says no, you thank them and move on. Plus, it’s all scripted from what I hear.
I think I’m actually excited about this – and somewhat looking forward to being able to earn more money than I have been over the last few months. 🙂