Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Job Hunting Continues Part 2

I got my first paycheck today---from the unemployment office. Easiest money I ever earned. Unfortunately it won't go on forever but God bless the person that thought of unemployment benefits.
Well job hunting continues. Everyday I wake up and say that "this will be the day I get a job", but it never happens. Yesterday I had two interviews. The first one was at Johnson County Developmental Supports. I interviewed for a senior residential staff position. I'm not thrilled about the idea of working in a group home again. The pay isn't that great, but there are at least promotional opportunities. I think the interview went well, however the hiring person said if I get the job, all the staff that I would supervise would be jealous since they are all applied for it too.
The other position was at Truman Medical Center for a Case Manager position. I interviewed first with the HR lady. She said that I would be a good addition to the company, and felt confident that I would get the position. Then she sent me over to interview with one of the supervisors. I've done better interviews before. First, the supervisor didn't seem to have much personality, so she didn't really laugh at my sense of humor. Sensing this, I decided to keep any sarcastic comments to myself. I then felt like that I was bore. Secondly, she sat half way across the room with no table between us. I don't think that is a set up for good conversation. Unless the HR lady decides who gets hired, I'm not getting my hopes up.
Next week, I only have one interview set up Jackson County. Since they want a copy of my college transcripts, I'm not getting my hopes up on this one either (especially if they look at my stats and biology grades).


GoldenSunrise said...

It is probably a good idea to keep sarcastic comments to yourself in interviews. : )

Supervising jealous people underneath you sounds sadistic.

Hang in there! You will find a perfect fit.

shakedust said...

When applying for any social services job I wouldn't be too worried about Stats grades on my transcript. Maybe Psych grades, but not Stats.

forrest said...

hang in there, buddy!

Dash said...

I've found that the only folks that care about your college transcripts are the HR prople. They use it as a screening thing. To get eliminate all the people that "went" to college in favor of those that graduated.

Since you have work experience I wouldn't worry to much. If you turned the tassle, that's probably all they need to know.