*For the purposes of this story I will name each potential job by order of interview; Job A, Job B, Job C, and Job D*
I know I've been complaining a lot about the job search lately - but recently everything has fallen into place. In fact, now the jobs are just coming out of my ears!
Last Thursday, I had an interview at Job C. I thought it went quite well.
Friday, Job C called me to tell me that it did indeed go well and that they were moving on to the next step of checking my references. I had also arranged for an interview on Monday morning with Job D via email.
An hour after the call with Job C I received another call from Job B (which I had interviewed with the week before) calling to offer me a position that started on Monday the 16th. I accepted.
I canceled the interview with Job D in order to start training at Job B.
Monday, on my first day of work at Job B, I received a message from Job C offering me a full time contract for 6 months (the maximum time I am allowed to work for one single employer) with a generous pay rate.
Job C's job offer was better than Job B's offer. Even though it pained me to have to turn down Job B after I had already accepted the position and attended my first day of training - a girl has to act in her own best interest and as Dwight Schrute would say, "Would I ever leave this company? Look, I'm all about loyalty. In fact, I feel like part of what I'm being paid for here is my loyalty. But if there were somewhere else that valued loyalty more highly, I'm going wherever they value loyalty the most." ;-)
Meanwhile, the same day I started my position Job B - and accepted the better position at Job C, I received another call from Job A. Job A is a recruitment agency I interviewed with ages ago. They left me a voicemail about a position they have open. A little late, Job A, a little late.
Moral of the story: Keep you head up! As anyone could clearly see, I was beginning to get frustrated with my job search - but I kept pressing on. Then all of the sudden, all the job offers started coming in at the same time. Ladies and gentlemen - when it rains it pours.
Job search over! Yah!