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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

wordful wednesday - why am i smiling???

BECAUSE I GOT A JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

so do you wanna know all about it?

in the last 6 months, i've applied for over 30 jobs. i have quite the collection of 'thanks but no thanks' emails. here's a selection:

"we will initially be responding to applicants whose experience most closely resembles that nominated as desirable by our client".

translated: not you honey

"in this instance, we have decided not to progress your application further".

translated: we heard from people that have actually worked THIS century.

"at this stage we have shortlisted applicants whose backgrounds and experience more closely match that of our client's criteria."

translated: we heard from people that have actually worked THIS century.

and my PERSONAL favourite...

"we've had a large response to this advertisement and unfortunately received a number of CVs from candidates with more applicable experience. thanks for the time and effort blah blah blah...we hope you appreciate our honesty."

translated: we heard from people that have actually worked THIS century.

but in the end, i got me an interview, got shortlisted, then i became the 'PREFERRED CANDIDATE', which is apparently what they're calling it these days. i've signed my contract and starting monday i'll be working 5 hours a day for 4 days week. by this time next week, i'll surely be comatose.

so, you're looking at the new MEMBERSHIP CO-ORDINATOR for a national trade association. i have no idea what i'm doing, except for the fact that there's a one day conference in august that i organise and attend. wahoo! (oh, and my office is really cool too).


39 comments:

Sass E-mum said...

Congratualations! that's great news.

It seems like no time at all that you've been job hunting. Though I'm sure it didn't seem that way to you.

Great hours too. Well done.

Hootin' Anni said...

Sue, that is great!!! I'm happy for you.

My W W is a family movie that I watched...but I saw something in the movie that I hadn't seen before. Come on over and see if you can see what I saw. Happy Wednesday.

gigi said...

Hey lady, congratulations!

blueviolet said...

I love the hours you'll be working and I have no idea what that job entails but congratulations!!

Kimber said...

How awesome is that? Congratulations!!

Kristi Smith said...

Congrats!!! So what is Water New Zealand?

auntiegwen said...

Like the others I have no clue what you are or what you're doing but

GO YOU !!!!!!

Melinda said...

Awesome Sue- sounds like you have great hours as well. You will have to update us once you start as to what it is you are doing.

Life with Kaishon said...

Congratulations! A new job is so exciting!

Cathy said...

congratulations--so great when all the hard work pays off!

Teri said...

Congratulations on the new job. Those responses are hilarious (even if they are true). Just found you on Who Says 8 Is Enough.

Michelle said...

Congratulations Sue! How exciting.

Momma said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brenda said...

Congratulations! It can be discouraging to look for a new job, I am glad you found one!

Nicki said...

Congratulations!

The Mom Bomb, a/k/a Folksy Mama said...

Fantastic! And I'd say after managing a busy family like yours, "coordinating memberships" will be no sweat for you!

So good to hear persistence pays off. You kept at it -- that's right, you're an Aries!

angel gurl said...

hey Sue awesome news, congrats on the new job. Well your one little word came to fruition quite quickly and it just goes to show your pateince paid off. I am very happy for you. AEnjoy your first week.

angel gurl said...

hey Sue awesome news, congrats on the new job. Well your one little word came to fruition quite quickly and it just goes to show your pateince paid off. I am very happy for you. AEnjoy your first week.

angel gurl said...

hey Sue awesome news, congrats on the new job. Well your one little word came to fruition quite quickly and it just goes to show your pateince paid off. I am very happy for you. AEnjoy your first week.

Jen said...

Congrats!

Susie said...

Congratulations:-)

Elaine A. said...

Hooray and Congratulations! I'm sure you'll do great!

angie said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Great news!

Elizabeth said...

Woo hoo!

Jaina said...

Congrats!!!! How exciting! :) You definitely have every right to be smiling!

Natalie Smith said...

Such good news Sue :) I hope you enjoy the job - I'm sure you'll be great. Keep us posted how you get on...much love, Nat.

Mean Mom said...

Many, many congratulations and well done for persevering! The ones who turned you down have lost out! Hope you enjoy the job. I can't imagine what it entails, either, but I do hope that you'll be allowed a little blogging time. ;0)

Aly @ Lip Zip said...

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!

Yes, I'm yelling. I'm so excited for you! Thanks for sharing your 'rejection' letters. I love your translations and the "blah blah blah" letter is my favorite!

Tash said...

what a grreat feeling! Something to celebrate! Saw you at Angies how great to connect with someone continents away!

mandyb said...

glad you have finally announced it so we can all say YAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
well done......

BoufMom9 said...

Congrats on the new job! How wonderful and what a perk that the office is cool :)

Debra (a/k/a Doris, Mimi) said...

You go girl! They are lucky to have you! Be happy :)

Brenda Heisler said...

That's wonderful! Must be you were the right person for the job! Glad you have a cool office. That never hurts. Best wishes.

Reluctant Housewife said...

Sue! That is awesome. I'm so happy for you! I know you're going to kick ass at that job. I'll bet membership JUMPS 300% because of their new coordinator.

xoxo

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

I am SO happy for you Sue. In this economy that is something to be happy about for sure!

Working mum said...

Yay! Well done; sounds like reasonable hours - won't cut into your blogging time too much - AND a cool office!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

Congrats!!!!!! You give me hope that I will be hired back soon as well - not that I am looking RIGHT now - but soon!

Bee and Rose said...

Congratulations! That is fabulous news! Hope you'll share your journey!

Lee of MWOB said...

Yeah SUE!! That pic of you is awesome!! It made me smile and Water New Zealand sounds so magical - it is right? I imagine it to be like the most beautiful place in the world to uh....swim? or drink water?

Congratulations!! The title sounds great - the office sounds great - the schedule sounds great! Good for YOU!

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