I guess I should start with Wednesday. I had an interview at an employment agency that ended up lasting over two hours because of testing. The interview went well. I immediately hit it off with the hiring associate. She didn’t think I was an idiot for losing my last job: she listened to me peel back the layers of just how bad a situation it was (I was cautious, but she was picking up where I was headed and let me vent a little, which I appreciated). After paperwork, it was testing time. I now know that I type 11,566 keystrokes per hour and 80 words per minute. I reached a perfect score on the Word test and a near-perfect on the Excel test. She said she had a potential temp position in mind and would let me know.
As for Thursday, I started my day by dressing up for a walk-in interview at a different employment agency in town. I got half-way there and realized I’d forgotten my suit jacket. After turning around to get it, I got all the way there to realize I definitely did not need it. The fact that I was not wearing jeans categorized me as overdressed. Although their website did not suggest this, the agency focuses primarily on labor jobs, not office jobs. I’m pretty sure I smelled like cigarrette smoke when I left.
While I was filling out paperwork for this agency, I got a call from the healthcare center I applied to (for three different positions). I set up an interview for Tuesday afternoon as a CNA, five hours after my first Tuesday interview in Broomfield as a corporate admin assistant.
I found out through email that I’m still in the race for the CSU office manager position I interviewed for two weeks ago. The Colorado government spending freeze is just causing things to move more slowly.
I went by the mall to swap some more expensive Banana Republic shirts for some less expensive Limited shirts. On my way out, the labor-focused employment agency called to offer me a position as a weekend furniture salesperson through December. No thanks.
When I got home, I got a call from the CSU employment office offering me an interview for an admin position in Boulder. I’m waiting for contact from the department itself. I then got a call from the first employment agency offering me a part-time temp position at CSU for two days per week for the next two weeks.
So here I am, surfing the web, writing a post, and answering the phone every once in a while. The boss already thinks I’m an idiot because I messed up a name on a call. And I’ve already been told that I look like I just got out of high school. All in all, a successful day.