This year things were spread out over the month of September:
- September 3rd--Tina's position at The Old Job eliminated
- September 24th--Alex and Cortnee in a head-on collision
- September 26th--Oma (my grandmother in Germany) passed away
So here's the good news: I got a JOB!!!! Things really started to turn around in October when I had my first ever phone interview. I had applied for a Technical Editor position with a software company the day after I became unemployed because it was the only job match Monster.com had for me. Because I hadn't heard from them all month, I put the job out of my mind and kept applying elsewhere. As it turns out, Jana (my recruiter) hadn't called me because she thought I was more interested in the apartment industry than editing! I explained how hard it is to get editing positions without prior experience/internships, but I was fortunate enough to have a friend who fought for me getting hired at KBR (thanks, Mel!).
Jana told me all about the company and who would be interviewing me when I went for my face-to-face interviews, and I was really excited! After hanging up, I turned to David and told him this was it--the perfect job. For the first time in my life, I wasn't nervous going into an interview. I did my research, went over a few things I wanted to make sure to discuss, and took a risk with the edited work I chose to present. I nailed it. I start work on Monday, October 25th, and I'm giddy like a school girl.