Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Looking good!

My job hunt is going well! Monday, I was called in for an initial interview by a popular cosmetics company that needs a Marketing Manager. The company is quite small but very progressive. I won't mention names just yet for fear of pre-empting anything hehe! I'm not superstitious, just want to stay on the safe side. Anyhoo...this one was okay. But having come from a multi-national company, I honestly don't think I'd get the same package here (or more). I noticed though that their office had a laid back atmosphere compared to others I've worked in. The girl from HR said she would pass me on to the Hiring Manager but that person is currently out of the country.

Yesterday, I had my 3rd interview with one of the biggest call centers in the country. This one is my best bet at this point. It was the Global Recruitment Director who spoke to me and our discussion lasted 2 hours! Good sign, right? But being the sigurista that I am, I don't want to assume anything right now. All I know is I felt really good leaving his office. He dropped a few hints here and there that somehow made me think I had it in the bag. But NO. I'd rather wait for an offer letter and see it with my own eyes.

As with anything, it's the waiting that can kill you. I have no other options at this point, except for another company that wants to see me this Friday. But the call center option is the one that has the most potential right now. Being in that office yesterday brought back a lot of memories. This may sound so shallow but dressing up for these interviews is something that really excites me because I feel like I've been in shorts/jeans and flip flops forever =p

I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I've been really excited about going back to work (and being financially-independent again). I admit there's a small part of me that feels sad about spending time away from home. But I know that going back to work is what's best for me and my family. I'm just hoping I'll be able to manage my time so the kids won't have to suffer so much.

Oh well...this is what I want so I might as well face the challenges head on! =)