Isn’t it amazing how quickly things in your life can change. One moment you can be happy as a clam and one little incident could change that, be it losing a job, breaking off a relationship, a family emergency, or any number of things that can affect your life for the worse.
And of course the opposite is true as well. When you’re feeling down and something good happens to you, it can be such an amazing ego boost that you just want to run down the road laughing like an idiot. Or something like that. 😉
Well.. I’ve got some good news – I got a new job!! YAY!!!
So as I mentioned in my previous post, I had three different interviews lined up over the course of the next week, with the first one being yesterday. And surprisingly, they called my agency back within half an hour of me leaving the interview to offer me the job.
To be honest, I wasn’t 100% certain about this job or company, because it’s an industry I know nothing about, and it’s more of an admin role than the call centre work I’ve done previously – all of which are also good things, since I wanted to change sectors anyway.
But at the same time, I went into this interview (despite the usual nervous tummy) feeling really confident and sure of myself. I knew what the company did, I could quote things from their website, I knew what the job was about, and I knew how my skills could fit into what they were looking for.
And they obviously did too. In fact, the interviewer actually said to me before I left that he was recommending me to be hired, and would possibly see about placing me in a more billing/invoicing role (which the HR person knew nothing about when my agency asked about that lol).
I’ve never had an interviewer come out and say that to me before, and to to be so interested in making sure I became part of their company.
Which of course comes to my confidence boost… And makes me think I might have got my mojo back as well (see previous post). And that a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders once I got the callback (while picking up groceries, still dressed for the interview lol).
I’m not sure what I truly did that was different, but I do know I was completely determined to get this job (or one of the other two scheduled for next week). The interesting thing is normally when I’m that determined, I usually get super nervous and come across like a blubbering idiot who can’t string two thoughts together.
But this time I was calm and cool.. and very confident. I don’t think I’ve ever felt so confident in an interview before, and it was an amazing feeling. A feeling I’d love to have continue into other parts of my life.
This whole thing has definitely helped restore my confidence in myself a bit, that my skills and abilities truly are amazing and any employer would be stupid to not recognise that. That I really should believe in myself, because I’m fucking amazing at what I can do, even when it’s learning something new.
Things most definitely are looking up. *phew!!*