Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Job Update: Final

It took nearly a month, several interviews, a few new outfits, extra gas money, some frustration, lots of waiting, and time off from work to accommodate my potential employer's requests. And it finally paid off yesterday.

It was then that I was officially offered my job. Of course I accepted.

My rate of pay will be significantly more than my current rate. Let's just say I could probably purchase a Scion xB with the annual difference in pay. Not that I would ever do that, but you get the idea.

I will be turning in my resignation letter tomorrow, and I start my new job on April 10th.

Am I happy? Yes, I am.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Job Update

So you're probably wondering how the interview went, no? Here you go.

I had to take two proofreading tests, two computer-related tests, and two English tests. The results:

Proofreading (English catalog page): 15/16 mistakes found
Proofreading (French form letter): 15/16 mistakes found
Excel: 85%
Word: 80%
Grammar: 70%
Spelling: 100%

With the exception of the proofreading tests, each consisted of anywhere from 20-30 questions. They were timed anywhere from 15-30 minutes. And from what they told me, I ranked the highest on the proofreading tests so far (the ones I missed were common among everybody tested so far, so I don't feel so bad). They had two more applicants to interview so I should know by the end of next week what their decision was.

This is going to be the longest week I've been through in a long time...

Monday, March 06, 2006

Wish Me Luck...

An ugly situation happened at work last week which pushed me to the point of almost quitting on the spot. It's a long story I won't cover right now.

Since then I have been busy looking for a new job. And after only three days of searching I found one that could work out.

I am going for testing on Wednesday, testing that will cover grammar, spelling, proofreading, and Word and Excel skills. I'm a bit nervous about it, so wish me luck. If I get it, I will be making $10,000 to $17,000 more than what I currently make annually. That would be very nice indeed.

Here's hoping I do well. I will post updates on things as they happen. And be prepared for something big if I do get the job.