Sunday, May 11, 2014

The joys of job hunting

So I've been officially unemployed for 2 weeks this Tuesday. Which isn't really all that long.

I've been applying as there seems to be an abundance of jobs in my field at the moment. This surprised my outplacement counsellor, who I'll call L, she was thinking I'd take some time off. Actually that's what a few people have said to me. While that is an option I also know it's not often there's an abundance of jobs in my field.

As my field is HR I also now the job market can ebb and flow so there was no way I was waiting as the whole hiring process can take some time. I consider myself to be lucky as it's far more frustrating to be looking and not see much in your field.

I started applying before I even had my first chat with L, she asked me to send her my resume which I did. She sent it back to me in a completely different format suggesting that the new format would make me stand out from my competition. I like it it, it was fancier than my original one which was a fairly simple chronological format.

The funny part is I've had some reaction back from applying based on my original simple resume.

One company called to leave a message the day after I sent it to them, I called them back left a message. The next day they called back to say they filled the position... I appreciate them telling me as opposed to leaving me in limbo.

I got a call yesterday from a company which surprised me as yesterday was Saturday, I have an interview with them tomorrow. There's a potential it will need to be moved to the following week but they'll tell me tomorrow morning if it needs to be moved.

I'm hoping for a few more calls next week.

I started my prep and got a haircut on Friday, today was a mani, pedi and eyebrows. Picked up some new clothes and shoes for the interview tomorrow. I didn't want to wear a suit as the weather should be really nice so I'm going classic cardigan business look.

Time is flying which surprised me as I've had no where to be. This week flew by well I did come home Monday night and on Friday I got a few things done like the clearance certificate stuff sorted, had my annual skin check and met my friends new baby.

Weigh in was interesting this week, I knew I'd have a gain as it was pizza for dinner but we had some really frank discussions about getting what you put in.

While immediately after my layoff my weight went down, I then went on vacation and since I've been home I've been off the wagon. That needs to end, I've doing the bouncing between the same 3lbs and that's a vicious cycle. I'm treating WW as my favourite charity.

Today flew by as well. Tomorrow I meet an old coworker for lunch and then have the interview but my plan is to go for a run when I get home. Then for the rest of the week also check the drop in classes at the gym.

Enough I need to take better care of me and while I have all this time there is no excuse, actually there is never an excuse.

My focus returns to this business of losing weight.

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms and hope everyone had a good weekend.


MrsHoppy said...

WOW, I too treat WW like my favourite charity but had never thought about it in those terms before. Time to put on my big girl panties and do something about it. Thanks and Good luck with your job hunting

Enz said...

Glad to hear you are getting call backs and interviews! Keep us posted :) You're in my thoughts.