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Thursday, January 17, 2013

What a refreshing difference!

So, as you know, I'm out of work and job hunting. It's not fun. It is especially difficult to remain upbeat about job prospects when so often, you apply for positions online and then hear nothing from the potential employer. And, because all the application process is online, there's no feedback, no one to contact or follow up with regarding the position.

But I am significantly cheered today. Sitting here at the table and searching the KSL Jobs listings, I discovered a position I thought I might be particularly well suited for. I wrote an email to the person the advert directed me to, attached my resume and sent it off before adding the position to my list of places I applied this week.

It wasn't 5 minutes later that I received a phone call from the individual that received my email! He wanted to have a preliminary interview over the phone! Wow! We talked and I answered his questions and afterwards went ahead and sent him a thank you email, including a references list, just in case it might speed the hiring process at the company.

I have to tell you it was a very refreshing improvement to most of my job search efforts. The position would be very different from what I've done in the past and wouldn't be a great deal of money but I think it would be challenging, interesting and would involve my non-logistics expertise.

Now I guess I wait to see what comes out of this interview!


  1. Wishing you the best of luck for the job.

  2. It is incredibly frustrating not to get any kind of response, even of the "pffft - you're not suited" variety. This one sounds like a winner, though; if they treat *potential* employees with this much respect for thier efforts, they must treat their actual employees well. Will pray.


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