Friday, November 12, 2010

What? Me, Worry?


So, remember about eight days ago when I was moaning about how I couldn't find a job?

Well, guess what?

Today, I GOT A JOB!!!!

It happened so fast, it was unbelievable.

Last Thursday, I sent my resume to a recruiter for a job that my husband found online. It was considered an IT job, so I never would have been looking for that. But it was for a help desk position, at a hospital. My previous job? Medical software support.

I emailed my resume, and the recruiter called me not 20 minutes later. She suggested a few minor changes to my resume to fit the position. I made the changes and emailed it back to her.

Friday, I heard nothing. Because nothing gets done on Fridays.

Monday, I called her. She hadn't heard anything from the client yet.

Wednesday, was poking around online, and found that the same job had been reposted. I panicked, and called the recruiter again. I asked if this means they don't want to interview me. She said it probably meant nothing, because it could be an auto-poster, and she still hadn't heard from them.

Thursday afternoon, she called and said that they loved my medical background, and that she had to forward me a few questions that they wanted me to answer. And oh by the way, they needed someone to start Monday.

I answered the techie-type questions as best I could and sent them back to the recruiter, thinking, "I am not qualified for this job at all." I told my husband, I probably was not going to get the job, because I didn't know half the stuff they asked. I Googled some of it, and made the rest of it up.

This morning, the recruiter calls me and says that they want me and are offering me the position! Yay! I accepted, then went down to the recruiter's office to fill out the crap ton of paperwork.

This is a contract-to-hire position, so I'll be an employee of the recruiter for 3-6 months, then after that, the hospital WILL (I'm so not saying if) hire me on. And let me just say, this is the highest-paying job I have ever had. I am so happy and grateful right now. I will never, ever again take having a job for granted. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off of me.

Now we just need to find hubby a job, and we're good to go. :)


middle child said...

Congrats on the job!!! I am however, sorry for you that you drink diet Coke. Coke? Really? Sounds like a really good job. I pray your husband gets one too. My son-in-law has been out of work for over 2 years. Not good. Peace.

Anonymous said...

Oh my god that is AWESOME! Congratulations on finally finding something and how cool that it's higher pay than anything else you've done. :)

Stacey said...

Congrats!!! Now it's my turn!

Mary~Momathon said...


Shelley said...

Wonderful news!!! Congratulations - I know you must be so relieved. :)

Fannie said...

Stellar news - congratulations!!!

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Joann Mannix said...

Big time congratulations.

Isn't it lovely when you feel like there are no answers and then you turn a corner and there, right in front of you, it all is.

So glad for you.

Dawn in Austin said...

Oh Shelly, that is good news, indeed! I'm so glad to hear it. Let's keep the good karma going and hear from my husband's recruiter this week, pleasepleaseplease.

Dawn's Dad said...

Yea! I am so happy for you! Now, we need to move any excess, positive karma over to your husband...

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Shelley,

Congratulations. Sometimes when we least expect something to happen it just happens to our amazement and wonder.

I am sure your husband will also find a job soon.

Wish you all success in your new job,

Scotvalkyrie said...

I hope the job is still going well and that you're adjusting to having to get up to WORK! gah!!

Melissa said...

Congratulations on your job! I hope it is going well!

(Personally, Diet Pepsi is the ticket for me!)

Mrs. Tuna said...

Congrats on the gig, its so hard not to be a bit of a stalker when pickings are so slim.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I'm a little late on the congrats, but CONGRATS!

I'm going to take this as a sign the economy is improving.