Monday, November 05, 2007

Definite Progress

Today is my first official day of being "between jobs." And I must say, it's been a very good day so far.

I slept very late, and I didn't feel the slightest bit guilty. (Actually, I'd scheduled today as a day to do nothing but sleep.)

I've also been prepping for my interview tomorrow, and applied for two more. Also, I'd met a lovely woman last week at the Women in Devlopment networking social I attended, and she had mentioned that her co-worker was looking for an annual fund person. We traded cards, but I hadn't been able to send off my resume until today, since I had been fastidiously making sure I left my last job neat and tidy for my replacement to pick up from. It took one hour from my email to the woman to the hiring manager calling me to schedule an interview. I can only say, I'm thrilled.

Before the work issues began, I had ordered for myself a set of "personal" business cards from VistaPrint.com with my home info, email, and this blog URL on them. They were supposed to be to give out to new friends. But, since I needed contact info to give out, I ended up using them at the networking event. I'm considering ordering a new set without the URL, and a little less "me" (they're black with gems spilling in the bottom corner). It would cost about $15, so I may just go ahead and do it.

Other considerations have been springing for nice paper for resume printouts; the stuff I currently have is nice, but pale blue. It worked fine last time around, but I'm not sure I want to be "quirky" on paper.

Any advice is much welcomed and appreciated.

5 responses:

Donna said...

The only thing I would say from my years in HR is to have a normal professional sounding email address, which I think you do. But how many beautiful resumes have I seen with the email address "nautikitty@aol.com" or "biotchprincess@yahoo.com"??? Seriously, this is the address people choose to display to a prospective employer? Says a lot about their personality before I ever lay eyes on them. And sadly, THAT was the first impression I had of those candidates. But I know you don't have that problem.

Fingers crossed for you that find the right fit soon! And I LOVE the haircut! So modern and sleek and professional. Love it!

Rebecca said...

Move to Madison! That sounds like good advice to me ;)

Love the new photo, by the way. So beautiful/professional!

Glad you're doing better.

Vanessa said...

Your haircut looks really nice! I really like it! And your glasses are nice too!

Kate said...

thank you for all your support and compliments. :) I'm beginning to feel a lot better about the haircut.

And I'm also glad I don't have risque' email!

ccroceiii said...

Calla;

I think you have fabulous job prospects. What you have to do first is find a good shopping cart. Some people say to go to a home depot, but those carts are plastic and will not last you through the season. I recommend you go to a new Super Stop and Shop, they have a teflon lined steel shopping cart that will bring you through the worst of Boston's winters.
Wishing you the best of luck, and by the way, the best source of untapped recycled materials is in my adopted town (will not name it here); we could use an upscale class of liberal arts can collectors.


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