Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Living the Unemployed Dream

Just the other day, I saw some family friends who I hadn't seen in awhile. They are aware of my current job status, so when they asked what I've been up to lately, I coyly responded with an, "Oh, you know, just living the unemployed dream!" Obviously got a chuckle or two out of that one... Anyway, it did get me thinking about a lot of things, primarily about the fact that it's been almost 2 months since I've had an interview of any kind. Yes, TWO months! Talk about discouraging. And it's not like I haven't been applying. I have been! I don't know if the competition is even stiffer now or what, but I literally have barely heard a peep from any school I've applied to lately (unless, of course, it was to tell me that I was no longer being considered for the position). Fortunately for me, my luck changed a little today! Yesterday, I submitted an application to the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design for a Career Services Coordinator position. Talk about a quick turn around, but I woke up this morning already to an email requesting a phone interview for the position. Wahoo! So, after comparing schedules, I have a phone interview on Monday, 9/20 at 2:00 p.m. Kind of freaky, but that day marks exactly two months since my last interview. That could be good or bad, we will see. :) I have a ridiculous amount of support from the people I worked with in Career Services, and all my family and friends are really excited too. I do have to confess, I'm kind of freaked out. In the position announcement, it said the anticipated start date for the position is late September or early October. In case you haven't noticed, today is already September 14th. That means my life would be uprooted almost immediately if I were to get the position. A job is long overdue, but now that I've been home for a month and a half, I'm worried that I almost got too comfortable! On the bright side, if I get it, at least it's only Milwaukee. It's not like I'd be moving to Germany or something. Anyway, cross your fingers for me. I'll let you know how it goes!

4 comments:

casey said...

RENEEEE! I'm SO crossing my fingers for you! I want you IN Milwaukee!!!!!:):)

Courtney said...

Yayyyy!!!!! fingers crossed ;)

rlzimmerman said...

Good luck Renee!!!!!!!

Renee said...

Thanks guys!!! :)