Thursday, July 31, 2008

Excuse me - have you READ my resume?

I am looking for a job.

After I was RIFed from Pier 1, I took a few days to regroup and breathe. I was thinking about that old saying - you know - when God closes a door, He opens a window. I don't know if I believe it or not. Things haven't been good for a while - money has been tight, one thing or another is always broken or missing or needs to be replaced, it's a never-ending circle of something.

You know what I mean?

Today I had a job interview with a company who shall remain nameless. They were so excited to bring me in. Said they saw my resume, my online portfolio, my funny words, etc. They reached out to me to come on in.

So I go on in there to interview for a copywriting position. First interview goes great. The second interview goes well too - until the hiring manager says something like "you seem so overqualified for this entry level position."

What?

This is the deal - THEY contacted ME. THEY saw my online portfolio, my book, my resume and me. How in the world could they even THINK I would be interested in an entry level position?

The hiring manager said that she was seeing a lot more people accepting lower paying positions because of the economy. I totally understand that, but there is no way that I would drive THAT far for that little money. I said I would wind up OWING them for working there!

Maybe I went out there for a reason. Maybe a well-paying writing position will open up.

I'll just keep looking for that window.

2 comments:

The Honorable Mrs. Cobbey said...

I was wondering how it went.....I guess this answers my question.

Well, there must've been a reason for you to go out there. Hopefully, you'll be able to figure it out soon so that all the "movie watchers" will breathe a sigh of relief when they realize you finally get it,there's a happy ending and they get their money's worth at the picture show.

scriggle said...

I am so sorry :( That really stinks. I know what you mean though about people not reading your resume. One time when I was looking for a job, I had carefully taken the time to sign up at several different job websites ... filled out ALL of their forms and keywords and blah and blah and etc. So when my first "We have the perfect job for you!" email came I was thrilled! Until I opened it up and it said that based on my resume, they thought I had the exact qualifications they were looking for ...

to be a forklift driver.