The Job Search & Interviews
I’ve been really busy lately studying for my midterm and catching up on all the papers that I have to turn in each week. On top of that, I’ve been recovering from a minor scooter accident (I’m going to let my husband drive it from now on). But, there is some good things happening during this season of busyness: I had two interviews!
I’ve been looking for a new job for quite some time. The work environment where I am is pretty toxic. There’s a lot of distrust between my boss and the employees in general. There’s a lot of backstabbing and drama between the employees. On top of that, money is constantly being mismanaged.
The two interviews are for extremely different jobs. The first one I interviewed for is in the financial sector. If I get the job, I would be working with investment portfolios. It’s an entry level job, but there is a lot of potential for advancement in the company. During the second interview with this company, I learned that everyone who interviewed for the internship position wasn’t available to work in the specific time slot that they are needed. So, they asked me if I would be interested in the intern position if it led to a full-time job. I went ahead and said yes, even though I would get paid $2/hr less than I do now and have no benefits.
The second interview is with another small biotech company. The way it’s set up is like the one I work at now, but it actually has a product out and has a source of revenue. I learned about the company through one of my really good college friends, whose mom and dad both work for the company. For this job, I would be working in a clinical lab 70% of the time and doing administrative work about 30% of the time.
I am not exactly sure how the interviews went. I always try to prepare answers to common questions, but there always seem to be one that I’m completely unprepared for. At this point, I am trying not to over analyze everything and just hope for the best.