Life in Transition

Navigating Personal Finances During Life Transitions

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.

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5 thoughts on “The Job Search & Interviews

  1. Good luck! Sending good thoughts your way.

  2. Congrats and best of luck!

  3. I hope you get one of the two jobs. It’s always exciting going for interviews. The wait for a phone call after the interview is what has always been grueling for me. My current job didn’t call me back for two in half months after the interview. I was certain I didn’t get the job before receiving the call.

  4. Good luck! I hope you can get out of the toxic work environment – those always drive everything in your life nuts.

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