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  • I can't believe my luck :)

    11 posts, 11 voices, 968 views, started Jan 10, 2010

    Posted on Sunday, January 10, 2010




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      Amethyst
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      I had a job interview yesterday at the local First Baptist Church, where they are needing a secretary. I sent them a fabulous letter with my resume and references, so I was thrilled when they called me for the interview. I’ve been looking forward to it all week and hoping I would get a good job.
      But I think the interview was a disaster. They prayed for me and my family at the end of the interview! OMG! I guess I can mark them off the list of possible jobs.
      I knew I was in trouble when they asked if I would attend church services so the congregation could get to know me. “Of course I will, but my daughter may not attend with me.”
      I wanted to take those words and cram them back down my own throat. Because it lead into explaining why we are having difficulty with “church” because of my divorce after 17 years to the “perfect” deacon, want-to-be preacher, Army husband, and the response from our “church family” when we divorced.
      OMG I think they truly feel sorry for me. All the way home I was just thinking...“was I chewing gum the whole time?”
      I have had a bit of difficulty finding work since I arrived back in the states this past August. Mostly because I was a stay-at-home mom for so many years and had two bouts of self-employment during those years, which were quite successful, but I can’t do them here.
      I really need a job! Why can’t I just lie and tell them what they want to hear? No....not me, oh Jez :)





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          UK Girl wrote Jan 10, 2010
        • Listen better to be yourself as it would be so stressful to live day in day out trying to be your employers perfect employee – besides sound like you have had 17 yrs of doing stuff for other people so now it's your time – trust me the right job will appear honey .......



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          Linni wrote Jan 10, 2010
        • i agree with Vicki on this one! no one can be a better you than YOU! smile, be truthful.. its the best policy.. God will get you through this!



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          Frannie1964 wrote Jan 10, 2010
        • I agree with both ladies.happy



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          Venus 7000 wrote Jan 10, 2010
        • Dont worry about it.  We all learn from our experiences.    

          You dont need to lie on interviews, when asked a personal question (that is relevant to the job) just keep your answers brief and pleasant. If the question is personal and not relevant to the job you will give them a polite non-answer.  

          Who knows, this might still come through for you.



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          Rose Nino wrote Jan 10, 2010
        • I could not agree more with everyone. Hang in there. HE will not let you down. Obviously you are an amazing woman! So keep the faith, be grateful always(even for the little things) and pray for everything at every momen and watch what our Lord has in store for you.

          Blessings,
          Rose



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          Kyah wrote Jan 10, 2010
        • Venus is right, it’s all about the sound bytes. Never volunteer more information than what’s asked for and keep all explanations down to quick, polite responses. And there’s nothing wrong with saying ‘I don’t know’ during an interview.

          If you have a drivers license, you could check to see if there are any positions at the local school bus or nursery bus companies. The positions are usually part time and in the interim, you can work on improving your full time employment skills by returning to school or taking courses.



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          Max0125 wrote Jan 11, 2010
        • I agree with all of the above posts. The only thing that I can add is to not beat yourself up for a job that you did not get. Concentrate on the doors opening and thank God for the doors that are closed. The pefect job will be there at the perfect time, just have faith. You have an incredible set of skills!

          On a personal note, I applied for a job that I thought that I would be perfect at and enjoy. I was really disappointed when I did not get the job, but found out later that two women who were hired were filling sexual harrassment complaints.

          One more thing. When Bea Arthur died, ET played some of her interviews in a tribute. One comment she made struck me. They were talking of an upcoming series that she would have starred in had she not become ill. The series was a predicted hit and she said “It would be my luck to have another successful series.” I remember thinking “What an awesome attidude!” Too often we attribute our “luck” to something bad rather than something good.

          Hang in there! I wish you tons of good luck.



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