It’s been months since I had a solid job interview. In fact, I don’t think I’ve had a solid lead since before November. I mean, it’s been a really tough, brutal job market here in my neck of the woods. After getting interviews in August, September, and October…it’s been pretty quiet. Uncomfortably so.
This week, for whatever reason, I’ve got TWO job interviews lined up.
The first interview is with a local Honda dealership. It’s for a sales position and, quite frankly, I’m pretty sure I could get it if I really wanted it. The problem, though, is that I’m just not in the financial position to risk my family’s future on 100% commission.
I mean, I have no doubt that I could do well in that type of position for that type of quality company (they’re a top selling vehicle), but the time and effort it would take to get the success I want would take away from my current work-life balance…which is something I’m really intent on balancing as much as possible.
The second interview is with a consulting company that is very highly respected in Canada. It’s a job that is perfectly suited for me and is something I really want. After having an initial telephone conversation with their “Talent Acquisition Specialist”, I was told that they were very interested in interviewing me. This combination of situations has me very excited about the possibilities.
I can’t get ahead of myself, though. I’ve been unemployed since the end of July of last year. I’m wanting to get back to work in the worst kind of way, but I need to remain focused. I have to continue sending out resumes and cover letters on a daily basis. I can’t sit idly by and just hope that this works out…as I may have done in the past.
So that’s the latest update. The interview with the consulting company is tomorrow morning and I’m really excited about it. Life is looking REALLY good at the moment. Keep your fingers crossed for me!